Plantar fasciitis

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Background

  • Most common cause of heel pain
  • Due to inflammation of the plantar aponeurosis (ususally from overuse)
  • 80% of cases resolve spontaneously within 1yr

Clinical Features

  • Pain on the plantar surface of the foot
    • Worsened on arising and after activity
    • Worsened w/ dorsiflexion of toes
  • TTP at anterior medial aspect of calcaneus

Management

  • Rest, ice, NSAIDs, heel/arch support inserts
  • Refer to PCP, podiatrist, or orthopedist for follow-up care

See Also

Source

  • Tintinalli