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Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2010 Jul;27(3):369-80. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2010.03.002. Epub 2010 May 14.

Plantar fasciitis: current diagnostic modalities and treatments.

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  • 1University Hospital, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 150 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ, USA.


Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. The diagnosis is made clinically and validated with different diagnostic modalities ranging from ultrasound to magnetic resonance imaging. Treatments vary from stretching exercises to different surgical options. No single treatment is guaranteed to alleviate the heel pain.

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