Plantar fasciitis: prescribing effective treatments

Phys Sportsmed. 2002 Jul;30(7):21-5. doi: 10.3810/psm.2002.07.369.


Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common painful disorders experienced by people in running and jumping sports. While the prognosis for recovery with conservative care remains excellent-more than 90% of athletes ultimately respond-the prolonged duration of symptoms affects sports participation. Studies that examined various treatment options found mixed results, so finding the most effective treatment can be challenging. A logical treatment approach with emphasis on biomechanics, rehabilitation, and training adaptation will help expedite return to sport.