Are you tired of patients with heel pain who just won't get better? Join SonoSkills trainer and foot expert Robert Wonink in this 90-minute online SonoClass that will reveal the secrets of heel pain that don't involve the plantar fascia. You'll learn about the six leading causes of persistent heel pain and gain new insights through ultrasound imaging that will help you accurately diagnose the underlying issue. This session is a must for anyone who sees heel pain patients regularly. Register now!


  • Nerve distribution in the proximal and in the distal tarsal tunnel
  • Transducer positions to scan nerve compressions
  • Learn how to use static and dynamic scanning techniques to evaluate nerve entrapments in the tarsal tunnels.
  • Pathology recognition of several arthritic causes of heel pain
  • Transducer positions to scan the four borders of the subtalar joint
  • Pathology recognition of trauma to the calcaneus as a cause of heel pain
  • Transducer positions to scan terminal branches of the superficial peroneal nerve with sensory innervation at the site of the lateral heel
  • Pathology recognition of neoplastic causes of heel pain
  • Pathology recognition of vascular leiomyoma or angioleiomyoma and venous insufficiency as a cause of pain in the heel region
  • Pathology recognition of an accessory FHL as a cause of heel pain
  • Transducer positions to scan an accessory FHL
  • Dynamic evaluation of movement of the tibial nerve in the retinacular envelop.


photo Robert Wonink
Why should you follow this online course?
MSK ultrasound can be a valuable tool for assessing heel pain as it can help identify the underlying cause of the pain, such as plantar fasciitis, heel fat pad atrophy, calcaneal stress fractures, or nerve entrapments. While clinical examination can provide some clues, it may not be able to accurately diagnose the underlying condition. Advanced MSK ultrasound knowledge and skills can bring a wide range of benefits to professionals, including improved diagnostic accuracy, better treatment planning, and ultimately, improved patient outcomes. It can also make clinical practice more enjoyable by providing a greater level of understanding and confidence in diagnosing and treating complex cases. This online session aims to know in detail the cause of heel pain of neurologic origin or as a result of arthritic, traumatic, neoplastic, infectious, or vascular conditions. We will also address the dynamic evaluation of peripheral nerves, which is a fantastic tool to recognize nerve pathology.

After completion you'll receive a digital SonoSkills Certificate of Attendance and proof of your CME points.

Interested in alternative training options?
More online ankle/foot content can be found here.
If you wish to become a pro in hands-on foot/ankle ultrasound we can recommend our foot/ankle dedicated advanced MSK ultrasound boot camp. If you are looking for advanced skills, but not so much in depth as mentioned in the previous described course, we can recommend our Advanced MSK ultrasound boot camp in which you will learn scanning all extremity joints (incl mortons neuroma) under guidance of our expert faculty.

Heel Pain, Diagnosis by Ultrasound

1 month access
  • Language English
  • Accreditation 1,5 CME points
  • Length 1,5 hours
  • Trainer Robert Wonink