Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain: Part 1 a Practical Management

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Sunton Wongsiri, MD


Plantar fasciitis is a common foot problem that occurs in 10% of the population.1,2 The most involved age group is 40-50 years old. Chronic inflammation and foot pain can be a result of calcification and is correlated with heel spur.3,4 Actually, symptoms of foot and heel pain can occur due to many different etiologies. Clinical history and physical examination are major keys to unlock the differential causes of heel pain. A knowledge of functional biomechanics of plantar fascia will help both physicians and patients to understand for prevention and rehabilitation techniques.

The treatment options are various and may not be limited to only one best treatment; a combination of therapies can be used. Furthermore, physicians should adjust the proper treatments of choice in accordance with the different circumstances of each person and treating hospital. Nowadays, physicians will use multi modal therapies, combining treatments of choice for a better and faster recovery.


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Wongsiri S. Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain: Part 1 a Practical Management. BKK Med J [Internet]. 2014Feb.20 [cited 2020Jul.16];7(1):74. Available from:
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