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Heel pain and Plantar Fasciopathy (pain beneath the heel)

Persistent pain beneath the heel is one of the most common symptoms within the foot and ankle. Numerous medical terms are used to describe heel pain including plantar fasciitis, plantar fasciosis or policemans heel. Clinicians prefer to use the terms plantar heel pain or plantar fasciopathy, these refer to pain under the sole of the foot (Plantar), within connective tissue collagen (Fascia) and disorder (opathy).

The plantar fascia is a broad band of fibrous tissue located from the heel to base of toes, enveloping muscles beneath the foot, assisting in stability of the arches during walking and exercise.

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Heel pain and Plantar Fasciopathy (pain beneath the heel)

File type: application/pdf Review date: April 2022