**Two things physiotherapists and patients should know**
Plantar Fasciitis Management
1. Don’t recommend surgery to patients for plantar fasciitis before trying six months of non-operative care.
With six months of consistent, non-operative, exercise based treatment, plantar fasciitis will resolve up to 97% of the time. Surgery has a much lower rate of success and has the added possibility of post-operative complications.
2. Don’t routinely recommend X-ray for diagnosis of plantar fasciitis/heel pain in patients.
As the diagnosis of plantar fasciitis is in most cases evident from the patients history and physical examination, X-ray is not recommended for routine evaluations for plantar fasciitis except in cases where a serious underlying medical condition is suspected, e.g., fracture, infection, etc.
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