In 1922 Steill  stated- "Painful heel
appears to be a condition which is seldom efficiently treated for the simple reason that the causation is not exactly diagnosed." Lapidus and Guidotti  in 1965 stated that the name of painful heel
is used deliberately in preference to any other more precise aetiological diagnosis, since the cause of this definite clinical entity still remains unknown.
syndrome: results of nonoperative treatment.
Most people who have experienced plantar fasciitis learn that their painful heel
can seem to partially resolve, only to flare up again later, Smith said.
Andia, "Painful heel
: MR imaging findings," Radiographics, vol.
The first paper reporting favourable results after application of shock waves for the treatment of painful heel
syndrome was published in 1996.9 Positive outcomes have been confirmed in other studies as well.2,9,10 The term "shockwave" denotes a high-energy sound wave that terminates in a bursting of energy similar to a mini- explosion.
Heel spur syndrome (calcaneal spur syndrome), painful heel
syndrome, runner's heel, subcalcaneal pain, calcaneodynia, and calcaneal periostitis are the synonyms of PF (5).
Q: I hAVE a very painful heel
that my doctor said is down to plantar fasciitis.
"They generally have leather soles, which provide zero shock absorbency for the feet and lower legs, and this combined with the lack of support increases the risk of developing a painful heel
condition, plantar fasciitis.
The IMAK Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint, which has received an ease-of-use commendation from the Arthritis Foundation, is designed to help relieve heel pain, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis and other painful heel
12 Health: Doctor Gareth offers advice on a painful heel
spur, dislocated ribs and a 20-year-old football knee injury.
Now, the German researchers at the Mare Clinic in Kiel say they have devised a safe and effective way of eliminating the pain and curing heel spurs, the common and painful heel
condition called plantar fasciitis in medical jargon.
After spending two months sidelined with a painful heel
injury, Beye is ready to come out with all guns blazing against Mark Hughes' side.