Plantar heel pain and Achilles tendinopathy

Principal Investigator:

Dr Opeyemi Babatunde

Funder name / reference number: National Institute of Health Research.
Year 2016-2017

Study design

Systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials in patients with plantar heel pain and of trials in patients with Achilles tendinopathy.

Primary objective

To synthesise current evidence on the management of foot pain conditions, in particular plantar heel pain/plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinopathy, and determine the comparative effectiveness of treatments for relieving pain and improving function in patients with these conditions.


The systematic reviews will include conservative as well as surgical interventions (representing treatments currently offered and referral options available within primary care).