HEALING HANDS: Manual Therapy and Taping Techniques for Plantar Fasciitis - PROF.UMASANKAR MOHANTY

A 55-year-old overweight woman presents with a three-month history of pain in her right inferior heel. The pain is worse on taking her first steps in the morning. The physical examination is normal except for nonspecific tenderness in the region of the medial calcaneal tubercle. How should the patient be evaluated and treated?

PROLOGUE- Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel and foot pain treated by Physiotherapists. This inflammatory response has been classified as an overuse syndromeresulting in microtears of the plantar fascia at its origin (Crosby et al.,2001; Gill, 1997).It is the catchall term that is commonly used to describe pain on the plantar aspect of the proximal arch and heel

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