Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendinitis Among 150 Cases of Seronegative Spondarthritis

Rheumatol Rehabil. 1980 Nov;19(4):218-22. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/19.4.218.

Abstract

A painful heel syndrome (plantar fasciitis and/or Achilles tendinitis) was found in 33 among 150 patients suffering from a seronegative spondarthritis. The clinical and radiological manifestations of this syndrome were similar in the nosological entities included in the seronegative spondarthritis group. HLA-B27 antigen was found in 91% of the patients, radiological sacroliitis in 64% and an asymmetric peripheral arthritis in all cases. By contrast, Achilles tendinitis was not encountered in 220 cases of rheumatoid arthritis; plantar fasciitis was exceptional in the same cases.

MeSH terms

  • Achilles Tendon*
  • Administration, Oral
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / administration & dosage
  • Arthritis / complications*
  • Arthritis / immunology
  • Arthritis / therapy
  • Fasciitis / complications*
  • Female
  • Foot*
  • HLA Antigens / analysis
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Spondylitis / complications
  • Tendinopathy / complications*
  • Ultrasonic Therapy

Substances

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • HLA Antigens