Correcting Plantar Fasciitis with Surgery
When chronic plantar fasciitis won’t go away find out how your Torrance foot and ankle surgeon can help.
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition that causes foot pain, which can feel severe and stabbing particularly first thing in the morning. You may even notice the pain eases up just to come back with a vengeance after a workout. If you’ve tried everything from orthotics and ice therapy to pain medications and stretching/strengthening exercises and still haven’t found the relief you need, find out how your Torrance foot and ankle surgeon can improve your foot health.
Plantar Fasciitis Surgery
Surgery is a rare occurrence when it comes to treating plantar fasciitis. In fact, about 95 out of 100 of those with this condition can effectively treat their heel pain without needing surgery. However, your Torrance foot surgeons may recommend surgery if you’ve exhausted all other treatment options or if your condition is greatly impacting your day-to-day activities. If you’ve been trying non-surgical options for at least six months without noticing a change in your symptoms then surgery might be recommended:
Plantar fascia release
This inpatient procedure is performed in our office under local anesthesia. This surgery involves cutting a portion of the plantar fascia to help reduce inflammation and tension. This surgery is performed either by cutting into the treatment area or by using an endoscope. We may also remove heel spurs or stretch certain foot nerves if we believe it could reduce your heel pain further.
For those who’ve had traditional open surgery, you will wear a brace for about two to three weeks afterwards so your foot can heal properly. If you’ve had endoscopic surgery then you can begin to put some weight on your feet right after your procedure. Those with endoscopic surgery can usually return to normal activities in about three to six weeks, but athletic activities will be restricted for several months after surgery.
Have you been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis? Having issues finding the right treatment? Suffering for months with this condition? Then it’s time to call your Torrance foot and ankle surgeons at Precision Foot and Ankle Centers today!