II. Differential Diagnosis

III. Pathophysiology

  1. Local inflammation
  2. May also be caused by heel pad atrophy

IV. Risk Factors

  1. Obesity
  2. Advanced age

V. Symptoms

  1. Deep Bruise-like Heel Pain at mid-heel
  2. Worse with walking barefoot or on hard surfaces

VI. Signs

  1. Palpation of mid-heel reproduces symptoms

VII. Management

  1. Rest
  2. Ice
  3. NSAIDs
  4. Athletic taping
  5. Heel cup
  6. Footwear modification

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