Plantar Fasciitis and Surgery

Plantar fasciitis is an aching condition of the heel that is caused by inflammation of a band of tissue in your foot. Conservative treatments including injections, stretching, orthotics, and physical therapy are generally helpful in treating plantar fasciitis. But in certain cases, you might need to opt for surgery if prior treatments didn’t provide any relief of pain. Surgery usually entails loosening a part of the tight plantar fascia.

And this surgery is performed in a surgical center under anesthesia. After a thorough consultation and examination for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan, you should always discuss all symptoms, potential procedural, and options for plantar fasciitis treatment with a physician. Let us get in touch.

Plantar Fasciitis Causes

Foot problems like Plantar fasciitis can develop in anyone. However, certain foot types hold an increased tendency to have such pain. People with abnormally high or low arches and people spending a lot of time on their feet are more at risk to develop problems like plantar fasciitis. Wearing flat shoes with poor support can maximize your risk remarkably. And people who are obese are usually prone to plantar fasciitis. People at a higher risk of developing this foot problem are teachers, nurses, mail carriers, runners, and others who stay on their feet for an extended period of time.

The main symptom of this condition is experiencing heel pain after a long period of rest. In the first place, non-surgical or conservative treatment options are advised. However, if your pain does not improve after 6 months, you may need to opt for seeing a doctor and the doctor might recommend a plantar fasciitis surgery. Contact us to know more.

Now, the question is who is a candidate for Plantar Fasciitis? Is it suitable for you? The effectiveness of the surgery for plantar fasciitis depends a lot on your overall health. If you are overweight, Dr. Solomon may recommend weight loss along with the surgery. You can opt for plantar fasciitis surgery if you don’t find other treatments effective enough. If you think that you have plantar fasciitis, visit Dr. Solomon, an experienced and trusted podiatrist in NYC for a full examination and diagnosis.

Preparation for Plantar Fasciotomy Surgery

Before you opt for surgery, you need to attempt stretching exercises and physical therapy. In certain cases, the doctor might advise you to take steroid or PRP injections. These are needed to be followed as a part of the conservative treatment. Once the doctor confirms that you are a candidate for surgical management, you will be made aware of the risks associated with plantar fasciitis surgery. Even though the surgery for plantar fasciitis is a safe procedure, adverse side effects may occur, just like they can in any surgical procedure.

The common risks involved are infection, changes in the form and function of the feet, Nerve damage, Continued pain, etc. The majority of patients who undergo foot surgery for plantar fasciitis have a successful recovery. However, you must consider all these associated risks while discussing the option of surgery with Dr. Solomon, an NYC foot surgeon. Call us today to book an appointment.

In the Plantar Fasciitis Surgical procedure, the surgeon may administer a local anesthetic to numb and prepare your foot for the surgery. An anesthesiologist will be present to administer IV sedation. Then, the plantar fascia will be released. It will allow a visible difference in the arch when the big toe will be extended upward. Risks associated with plantar fasciitis surgery and anesthesia are blood clots, infection, and persistent pain, etc.