Surgery typically isn’t a treatment doctors recommend to relieve plantar fasciitis pain. Nearly 95 of every 100 people who suffer with plantar fasciitis are able to treat their heel pain without any surgery. It’s very common for people to manage their pain with a nonsurgical treatment that works for them. Most doctors advise patients to seek out these other kinds of treatment before they will perform surgery.
If you’ve been considering plantar fasciitis surgery there’s a few things you should know before you talk to your doctor.
Types of Plantar Fasciitis Surgery
There are several different types of surgery for plantar fasciitis. Each works to relieve pain in a different way. Plantar fascia release involves clipping part of the plantar fascia ligament to release tension and relieve inflammation. A surgeon will make an incision above the heel pad and detach the plantar fascia from the heel bone, or make incisions to release tension. Sometime the surgeon will also rearrange the abductor hallucis to prevent nerves from getting trapped after the surgery. Another method of surgery to relieve plantar fasciitis pain is removing heel spurs. In some cases a spur can be related to plantar fasciitis pain, and removal can aid in pain relieve.
If you undergo the most common procedure, open surgery, you’ll most likely wear a cast or brace for 2 to 3 weeks after surgery. This is so the tissue in your foot will have time to heal. If you can start wearing normal shoes again as soon as it feels comfortable to you. Most patients continue with their daily activities within 3 to 6 weeks. Running, jumping and high intensity activity can’t be performed for at least 3 months after the procedure. A strength and flexibility program is also implemented after surgery.
Risks and Complications
Almost 25 out of 100 people still suffer from pain after surgery. There are a number of complications associated with the surgery, making it a risk. Some patients develop nerve problems and anesthesia in the foot. Delayed wound healing and infection are also side effects related to the surgery. Its common to have recurring heel pain and having their pain worsen after their surgery.
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