Talalgia: plantar fasciitis Please cite this article as: Cardenuto Ferreira R. Talalgias: fascite plantar. Rev Bras Ortop. 2014;49:213-217.

Ricardo Cardenuto Ferreira About the author

Plantar fasciitis is a very common painful syndrome, but its exact etiology still remains obscure. The diagnosis is essentially clinical, based on history-taking and physical examination. Complementary laboratory tests and imaging examinations may be useful for differential diagnoses. The treatment is essentially conservative, with a high success rate (around 90%). The essence of the conservative treatment is the home-based program of exercises to stretch the plantar fascia. Indications for surgical treatment are only made when the symptoms persist without significant improvement, after at least six months of conservative treatment supervised directly by the doctor.

Plantar fasciitis/etiology; Plantar fasciitis/diagnosis; Plantar fasciitis/therapy

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