Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis or plantar heel pain is a disorder of the plantar fascia, which is the connective tissue which supports the arch of the foot. It results in pain... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Orthopedics, sports medicine, plastic surgery, podiatry
  • Symptoms:  Pain in the heel and bottom of the foot
  • Usual onset:  Gradual
  • Causes:  Unclear
  • Risk factors:  Overuse (long periods of standing), obesity, inward rolling of the foot
  • Diagnostic method:  Based on symptoms, ultrasound
  • Differential diagnosis:  Osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, heel pad syndrome, reactive arthritis
  • Treatment:  Conservative management
  • Frequency:  ~4%
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo
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