Plantar Heel Pain (PHP) is a common disorder with many treatment pathways and is not self-limiting, hence prognostic information concerning recovery or recalcitrance is needed to guide practice. In this systematic review, we investigate which prognostic factors are associated with favourable or unfavourable PHP outcomes.
Relationship between the morphology of osteophytes and cartilage lesions in anterior ankle impingement in athletes: a cross-sectional study
The present study aimed to describe the frequency and severity of tram-track lesions in anterior ankle impingement in athletes and to evaluate the association between osteophyte morphology and severity of tram-track lesions, the distinctive cartilage lesions associated with tibial osteophytes in anterior ankle impingement syndrome.
The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone, also known as the calcaneus. If the Achilles tendon ruptures, a specific test can be done — the Achilles tendon rupture test, also called the Thompson test or calf squeeze test. Since the Achilles tendon is essential for walking and running, a tear necessitates starting treatment as soon as possible.