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Medial calcaneal nerve entrapment as a cause for chronic heel pain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18574754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Clinicians often have difficulty correctly identifying the etiology of heel pain. The purpose of the case report was to demonstrate differential diagnosis and possible interventions for heel pain. The article describes the diagnosis and management of a 36-year-old female patient with an 8-year history of heel pain. After all mechanical etiologies were ruled out, it was determined that her heel pain was the result of entrapment of the medical calcaneal branch of the tibial nerve. Correct diagnosis led to an intervention that resulted in complete symptom relief. The case presents an example for how careful differential diagnosis of heel pain is essential for achieving the desired intervention outcomes.
David J Diers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physiotherapy theory and practice     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1532-5040     ISO Abbreviation:  Physiother Theory Pract     Publication Date:    2008 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-24     Completed Date:  2008-08-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9015520     Medline TA:  Physiother Theory Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  291-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physical Therapy, Governors State University, University Park, IL 60466, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthetics, Local / therapeutic use
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
Calcaneus / innervation*
Cortisone / therapeutic use
Diagnosis, Differential
Lidocaine / therapeutic use
Pain / etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Pain Measurement
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome / complications,  diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Tibial Nerve / physiopathology*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anesthetics, Local; 0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents; 137-58-6/Lidocaine; 53-06-5/Cortisone

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