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Plantar Heel Pain: How you treat it may not be evidence based

Plantar Heel Pain: How you treat it may not be evidence based on: 2021 Jan 22

  Simon Bartold  Sports podiatrist  Adelaide, South Australia Plantar heel pain (PHP) is by far the most common condition presenting to podiatrists and physios, so much so that many are now calling it an “epidemic”. Well, enough with the catastophising, and I am not about to delve into the numbers because you have heard it all before. But, everyone of us has our favorite way to treat PHP, and we swear by its efficacy, “I use X and it works for me” or “I use Y and ALL my cases get better”. The problem is, there is a very fair chance that the treatment you use to bring relief to that patient with the sore heel, probably has no evidence base at all and probably is no better than placebo. In fact, the amount of folklore, opinion and witchcraft associated with this most troubling of conditions is frankly staggering. This is…



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