Journal article

Lived experience and attitudes of people with plantar heel pain: a qualitative exploration

Matthew Cotchett, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Matthew Dilnot, Karl B Landorf, Dylan Morrissey, Christian Barton

Journal of Foot and Ankle Research | BMC | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Plantar heel pain is a common source of pain and disability. Evidence-based treatment decisions for people with plantar heel pain should be guided by the best available evidence, expert clinical reasoning, and consider the needs of the patient. Education is a key component of care for any patient and needs to be tailored to the patient and their condition. However, no previous work has identified, far less evaluated, the approaches and content required for optimal education for people with plantar heel pain. The aim of this study was to gather the patients' perspective regarding their lived experience, attitudes and educational needs in order to inform the content and provision o..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was financially supported by the Australian Podiatry Education and Research Foundation.