I am pleased to introduce the latest article, “How To Address Mechanically-Induced Subcalcaneal Pain,” in our CE series. This series, brought to you by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME), consists of complimentary CE activities that qualify for one continuing education contact hour (.1 CEU). Readers will not be required to pay a processing fee for this course.
Given the prevalence of plantar fasciitis, Paul R. Scherer, DPM, and Lori L. Waters, BSc, BEd, discuss the need for a better understanding of the different etiologies for heel pain and the respective terminology. They offer a closer look at mechanically-induced subcalcaneal pain and provide key insights on using orthotics to treat the condition based upon the literature and clinical experience.
At the end of this article, you’ll find a nine-question exam. Please mark your responses on the enclosed postcard and return it to NACCME. This course will be posted on Podiatry Today’s Web site (www.podiatrytoday.com) roughly one month after the publication date. I hope this CE series contributes to your clinical skills.
Jeff A. Hall
INSTRUCTIONS: Physicians may receive one continuing education contact hour (.1 CEU) by reading the article on pg. 78 and successfully answering the questions on pg. 82. Use the enclosed card provided to submit your answers or log on to www.podiatrytoday.com and respond via fax to (610) 560-0502.
ACCREDITATION: NACCME is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine.
DESIGNATION: This activity is approved for 1 continuing education contact hour or .1 CEU.
DISCLOSURE POLICY: All faculty participating in Continuing Education programs sponsored by NACCME are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation.
DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS: Dr. Scherer and Ms. Waters have disclosed that they have no significant financial relationship with any organization that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of their presentation.
GRADING: Answers to the CE exam will be graded by NACCME. Within 60 days, you will be advised that you have passed or failed the exam. A score of 70 percent or above will comprise a passing grade. A certificate will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the exam.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Podiatrists
RELEASE DATE: November 2006
EXPIRATION DATE: November 30, 2007
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• discuss key points of clarification as to why plantar fasciitis, heel spur syndrome and calcaneal bursitis may be inappropriate terms;
• list the symptoms that occur with mechanically-induced subcalcaneal (MSC) pain;
• discuss the key finding from Kogler’s work using a valgus wedge for those with a strain gauge in the plantar fascia;
• review pertinent conclusions from the recent studies by Roos and Landorf on using orthotics for plantar fasciitis; and
• discuss key considerations in maximizing orthotic treatment of MSC pain.
Sponsored by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education.