Magnetic resonance imaging of plantar fasciitis and other causes of heel pain

Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 1994 Feb;2(1):97-107.


Heel pain can be caused by disorders of either the plantar fascia, calcaneus, tendons, or adjacent nerves. Because these conditions can lead to pain located in a small area of the heel, a precise clinical diagnosis may be difficult. This article describes some of these various causes of heel pain and how MR imaging helps to characterize them.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Fasciitis / complications
  • Fasciitis / diagnosis*
  • Heel / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Pain / etiology*