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Table 4 Differential diagnosis of plantar heel paina

From: Plantar heel pain in middle-aged and older adults: population prevalence, associations with health status and lifestyle factors, and frequency of healthcare use

Diagnosis
Plantar fasciitis
Plantar fascia rupture
Enthesopathies
Calcaneal stress fracture
Bone bruise
Infection
Cancer
Paget’s disease
Fat pad atrophy
Blisters
Bursitis
Nerve syndromes (entrapment/compression)
S1 radiculopathy
Neuropathic pain
  1. aList adapted from [17]