Lightweight informational app for patients with foot tendinopathy including information about the disease and treatments.
Heel Thy Tendon (creative name) was developed by an orthopaedic surgeon from Lewisburg, PA and includes general information about 4 common types of foot tendinopathy. The app begins by asking the patient to select the area of pain and isolates either Achilles tendinopathy, posterior tibial tendinopathy, peroneal tendinopathy, or plantar fasciitis. Each section includes a powerpoint with generic information and treatment options (surgery, platelet rich plasma, shockwave therapy, and non-operative treatment). There is also a text-based summary of each condition. Overall, the app provides general information about four common causes of foot pain and may be useful for patients looking to learn more about chronic foot pain and to help guide them to an appropriate specialist.