One of the key components of our fellowship program is differential diagnosis. Appropriately identifying the cause- the body system and specific structure involved- of a patient's symptoms is essential. Recently The Student Physical Therapist wrote a great post discussing plantar fasciosis versus lateral plantar nerve pain. We could not agree more this post. At OPTIM, we have seen multiple patients who responded well to 'typical' plantar fasciosis treatment (corrective exercises, shoe inserts, lifestyle modification), but something was missing. Addressing the neural symptoms has been that missing component in the treatment of many of these patients. Check out their post here!
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