The diagnosis and treatment of heel pain: a clinical practice guideline-revision 2010

J Foot Ankle Surg. May-Jun 2010;49(3 Suppl):S1-19. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2010.01.001.

Abstract

Heel pain, whether plantar or posterior, is predominantly a mechanical pathology although an array of diverse pathologies including neurologic, arthritic, traumatic, neoplastic, infectious, or vascular etiologies must be considered. This clinical practice guideline (CPG) is a revision of the original 2001 document developed by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) heel pain committee.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Achilles Tendon
  • Chronic Disease
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Fasciitis, Plantar / complications*
  • Fasciitis, Plantar / diagnosis
  • Fasciitis, Plantar / surgery
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Foot Diseases / diagnosis
  • Foot Diseases / therapy
  • Heel*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Orthopedic Procedures / methods
  • Pain / diagnosis*
  • Pain / etiology
  • Pain Management*
  • Physical Examination
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Risk Assessment
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Tendinopathy / complications*
  • Tendinopathy / diagnosis
  • Tendinopathy / therapy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome