What is the role of a walking cast in the treatment of plantar heel pain?

Updated: Oct 01, 2018
  • Author: Vinod K Panchbhavi, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Thomas C Dowd, MD  more...
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If the pain persists persists for longer than 2 months despite the above treatment, then the following modalities can be offered.

Casting

A short leg walking cast for 6 weeks is generally effective in relieving pain, but the pain can recur after the cast is removed. [38] To prevent this, the patient should use the previously mentioned treatment modalities, such as activity modification, stretching exercises, and insoles, until recovery is complete.


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