Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Painful Sole of Foot Evaluation

The evaluation of plantar fasciitis begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with plantar fasciitis may include:

  • Tenderness of the bottom of the foot or heel
  • Swelling of the bottom of the foot or heel
  • Redness of the bottom of the foot or heel

Tests that may be used to evaluate plantar fasciitis include:

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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