Medial calcaneal neuropathy: A rare cause of prolonged heel pain


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

AGRI-THE JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY, cilt.29, ss.43-46, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5505/agri.2015.13540
  • Dergi Adı: AGRI-THE JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.43-46

Özet

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.