Plantar fascitis

A review of this commonly seen condition on A4Medicine. It presents the clinician with the risk factors of plantar fasciitis and the typical history of gradual onset of pain which is worse in the morning. Point tenderness on examination and Windlass tests could be elicited during the examination. The GP can also consider other conditions as bruised heal syndrome and sub calcaneal bursitis during the workup. The management options are displayed clearly and include biomechanical treatment, physiotherapy, extracorporal shock wave therapy and hydrocortisone injections. Surgery, although mentioned, is rarely seen in clinical practice. The GP could reassure the patient that the prognosis is generally good.


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