Diagnosis and treatment of jogger’s heel
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Diagnosis and treatment of jogger’s heel

Laura Horobin Emergency Care Practitioner paramedic, University of Wolverhampton

Laura Horobin outlines how to identify plantar fasciitis, a common complaint in people who weight bear for long periods, and why the condition should be managed conservatively

Plantar fasciitis, the most common cause of heel pain, is a self-limiting condition exacerbated by weight bearing after episodes at rest that usually resolves within 12 months after conservative treatment. This article outlines the aetiology of plantar fasciitis and refers to a case study in discussing diagnosis, examination and management.

Emergency Nurse. 22, 9, 18-23. doi: 10.7748/en.22.9.18.e1401



Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 11 November 2014

Accepted: 06 January 2015