Medial calcaneal neuropathy: A rare cause of prolonged heel pain


Kuran B., Aydog T. , Ercalik C., Arda P., Yilmaz F., Dogu B., ...More

AGRI-THE JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY, vol.29, no.1, pp.43-46, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/agri.2015.13540
  • Title of Journal : AGRI-THE JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-46

Abstract

Pain heel constitutes 15% of foot pain. Pain may be caused by plantar fasciitis, calcaneal fractures, calcaneal apophysitis, heel pad atrophy, inflammatory diseases or related with nerve involvement. Tibial, plantar and/or medial nerve entrapment are the neural causes of pain. Most of the heel soft tissue sensation is provided by medial calcaneal nerve. Diagnosis of heel pain due to neural causes depends on history and a careful examination. Surgery should not be undertaken before excluding other causes of heel pain. Diagnosis should be reconsidered following conservative therapy.