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A 40 year old policeman, a non-diabetic and a normotensive came with complaint of pain over the heal. The pain becomes worse on dorsiflexion. What is the most appropriate diagnosis?
A. Tarsal tunnel syndrome
B. Plantar fasciitis
C. Achilles tendonitis
D. None of the above
TIPSImportant Question from JIPMER 2015
Answer: B. Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendinitis refers to inflammation of the paratenon associated with paratenon thickening, swelling and, sometimes, crepitus.
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome is an uncommon source of foot pain and numbness in runners due to compression of the posterior tibial nerve as it courses behind the medial malleolus.
Reference: Chapter 72. Common Injuries from Running. In: Imboden JB, Hellmann DB, Stone JH. eds. CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Rheumatology, 3e. Reference link
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