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Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 1994 Oct;11(4):617-24.

Nerve entrapment causing heel pain.

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  • 1University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


Subcalcaneal heel pain is one of the most common foot ailments, yet the exact etiology is still controversial. Much attention and evidence have recently been presented implicating nerve entrapment as a causative factor for pain. Careful evaluation is needed to discern a nerve entrapment from other possible causes of heel pain. The majority of heel pain cases respond to thoughtful, conservative care; however, this care may take several weeks to months. In the few instances that surgery is necessary, the available reports show good to excellent results in most cases.

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