Management of plantar heel pain: a best practice guide informed by a systematic review, expert clinical reasoning and patient values.
Dylan Morrissey, Matthew Cotchett, Ahmed Said J'Bari, Trevor Prior, Ian B Griffiths, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Halime Gulle, Bill Vicenzino, Christian J Barton
Br J Sports Med | Published : 2021
OBJECTIVE: To develop a best practice guide for managing people with plantar heel pain (PHP). METHODS: Mixed-methods design including systematic review, expert interviews and patient survey. DATA SOURCES: Medline, Embase, CINAHL, SPORTDiscus, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, trial registries, reference lists and citation tracking. Semi-structured interviews with world experts and a patient survey. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating any intervention for people with PHP in any language were included subject to strict quality criteria. Trials with a sample size greater than n=38 were considered for proof of efficacy. International experts were in..View full abstract