Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
134 Doctors are Online

What is ossification in the plantar fascia and achilles tendon?

User rating for this question
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 6181 Questions
what is ossification in the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon
Posted Thu, 7 Aug 2014 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
See below

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

These terms are used to describe disease conditions in which the appearances of these structures(in this case the Achilles tendon and the plantar fascia) have the look/properties of bone on various imaging studies. This is suggestive of the deposition of calcium onto these structures.

This is common in elderly and presents with pains in these structures. Management is mostly symptomatic and if there are any reasons for increased calcium levels in the blood, they are investigated and managed accordingly.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thank you so much for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Follow-up: What is ossification in the plantar fascia and achilles tendon? 1 hour later
what does symptomatic management mean?
Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
See below

Detailed Answer:

Am so sorry for using these technical terms with you.
symptomatic management means that we address the symptoms. For instance, if you have pains, we would try various measures like drugs physical therapy, cold/hot packs, etc to relieve your pains. The goal here is to help you cope with the condition and not treating the root cause.

I hope this is clear to you and again would avoid using such terms in future communications. I wish you well and let me know if there is something more you would want me to sort out at this time.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Orthopaedic Surgeon

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor