- This qualitative study used semi-structured interviews to explore the lived experience of 18 people with plantar heel pain.
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE
Plantar heel pain (PHP) is a common and often debilitating condition. Despite this, there is a lack of high-quality research to guide its management. One area in particular has received very little attention - how to provide effective education for people with PHP. This study sought to derive the patient’s perspective and lived experience of PHP to help inform the content and delivery of education for this challenging condition.
There is a real desire from patients to know more.
A qualitative descriptive study design was used with semi-structured interviews of 18 participants with PHP. Questions focused on the experience of living with plantar heel pain as well as attitudes towards treatment and educational needs. Interviews were recorded, transcribed and