The Heel Pain Expert Podcast is dedicated to health professionals interested in keeping up to date with the latest research and development in plantar heel pain.
Episode 16: Is Plantar Fascia Release Surgery a Good Option?
In this episode I share some exciting news about my next career steps followed by my findings from a literature review of the plantar fasciotomy procedure including key insights on patient satisfaction, VAS scores and complication rates.
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Episode 15: Proximal Medial Gastrocnemius Release vs Plantar Fasciotomy Round 2
In this episode we review a research topic previously covered on the podcast but this time the results may surprise you.
Here is a link to the article featured in this episode
Episode 14: Orthoses Prescription for Plantar Fasciitis
What is the perfect orthosis for plantar fasciitis? Does it exist?
In this episode we discuss orthoses prescription for plantar fasciitis including:
custom vs prefab?
3/4 length of full length?
intrinsic or extrinsic posting?
heel lift or no heel lift?
shell material choices
1st MTPJ and 1st ray cut outs
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Episode 13: Long Term Prognosis of Plantar Fasciitis
Does plantar fasciitis really resolve around 12 months?
In this episode we look at a long term study investigating long term prognosis of plantar fasciitis. The results are quite surprising!
Link to the full text article here
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Episode 12: The Latest Understanding on Heel Spurs
In this episode we discuss the enigma that is heel spurs. Do they cause plantar heel pain? Are they significant? Should we worry about them or should we ignore them? Do they matter? Why do some people get them?
If you've pondered these questions then this episode is likely to be of interest to you.
Here is a recommended article to supplement some of the topics discussed in this episode.
Episode 11: Does Isolated Gastrocnemius Tightness Cause Plantar Fasciitis?
In this episode we take at a look at a paper published in Foot & Ankle International 2017 investigating the association between plantar fasciitis and isolated gastrocnemius tightness. You can find a link to the paper here