A person’s attitude and belief about their plantar heel pain can play a role in how well their pain is managed. In addition, a person’s understanding and level of knowledge, and their ability to use that knowledge is also important to treat their condition. In other chronic conditions such as diabetes, a higher level of knowledge and understanding (i.e. health literacy) has been linked to better treatment outcomes. In people with plantar heel pain, health literacy has not been investigated.

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