Plantar Fasciopathy: A Clinical Review

Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (NA Segal, Section Editor)
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  1. Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Abstract

Heel pain is the most common type of foot pain. The differential diagnosis for pain in this region is vast, but plantar fasciopathy is thought to be the most common cause for pain in this region. This article will review the anatomy, biomechanics, pathophysiology, history, physical examination, diagnostic imaging, and treatment options available for plantar fasciopathy.

Keywords

Plantar fasciitis Heel Fascia Heel spur 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HealthPointe – Pain, Spine & Sport MedicineEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Division of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  3. 3.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationMayo Clinic School of MedicineRochesterUSA
  4. 4.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationUniversity of California Davis School of MedicineSacramentoUSA
  5. 5.Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine CenterMinneapolisUSA

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