Is ‘plantar heel pain’ a more appropriate term than ‘plantar fasciitis’? Time to move on

During the last 300 years, a range of terms have been used to describe pain under the plantar aspect of the heel including gonorrhoeal heel, Policeman’s heel, heel spur syndrome, subcalcaneal pain, jogger’s heel, plantar fasciitis, plantar fasciopathy, plantar fasciosis and plantar heel pain. To facilitate effective communication between clinicians, improve patients’ understanding of their … Continue reading Is ‘plantar heel pain’ a more appropriate term than ‘plantar fasciitis’? Time to move on