Heel pain

Last evidence check April 2011

East Lancs Foot Service guidelines

There is no clearly superior method of non-surgical treatment. We therefore recommend that first line management be simple and cheap, reserving more expensive treatments for those who fail to respond to simple measures. We recognise that this stance may change if further evidence becomes available.

Heel pain is normally treated in the primary care musculoskeletal clinic. Patients are referred to the team surgical clinic only where primary care treatment fails or there is diagnostic concern.

We recommend that: