Plantar heel pain.
|Titel||Plantar heel pain.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Rosenbaum, AJ, DiPreta, JA, Misener, D|
|Journal||Med Clin North Am|
|Date Published||2014 Mar|
Plantar heel pain is a common complaint encountered by orthopedic surgeons, internists, and family practitioners. Although it is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, this is a diagnosis of exclusion. Other mechanical, rheumatologic, and neurologic causes must be considered first. The history and physical examination are typically all that is needed to make the proper diagnosis, but diagnostic adjuncts are available to assist the clinician. When plantar fasciitis is diagnosed, conservative modalities must be tried first. Corticosteroid injections and extracorporeal shock-wave therapy may also be used. After 6 months of failed conservative treatments, surgical intervention should be considered.
|Alternate Journal||Med. Clin. North Am.|