Heel pain-plantar fasciitis: revision 2014

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Nov;44(11):A1-33. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2014.0303.


The Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has an ongoing effort to create evidence-based practice guidelines for orthopaedic physical therapy management of patients with musculoskeletal impairments described in the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). The purpose of these revised clinical practice guidelines is to review recent peer-reviewed literature and make recommendations related to nonarthritic heel pain.

Keywords: ICD; ICF; Orthopaedic Section; clinical practice guidelines; heel pain; plantar fasciitis.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fasciitis, Plantar / diagnosis*
  • Fasciitis, Plantar / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Pain Management / methods*