Don’t routinely order x-ray for diagnosis of plantar fasciitis/heel pain in employees who stand or walk at work.
|Rationale and Comments:||As the diagnosis of plantar fasciitis is in most cases evident from the worker’s 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)|
|References:||• Haas N, Beecher P, Easly M, et al. Ankle and foot disorders. In: Hegmann K, ed. Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines. 3rd ed. Elk Grove Village, Ill: American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; 2011. p. 1182.