Simple Guidance If You’re Thinking About Surgery or Injections for Plantar Fasciitis
Posted on Jul 11, 2019

Plantar fasciitis hurts--but there’s still such a thing as overkill when it comes to making the pain go away.

In our medical experience, and probably in the opinion of many orthopedists and surgeons, people do too much too quickly when it comes to plantar fasciitis. 

The truth is that surgeries and injections can have many nasty consequences which will make you regret rushing into the operating room or quickly undergoing a shot. Here are a few reasons why our patented sole may be better than surgery and injections. 

Surgery Is Too Risky 

It may be true that surgery is a reliable treatment for plantar fasciitis: roughly 80 percent of patients experience some form of recovery. However, many of these studies were with very few patients and most were single-surgeon experiences (case series).

Unfortunately, surgery also has its drawbacks. For one, it’s very expensive, sometimes costing up to $10,000. For another, there’s a recovery period associated with the operation, and just like any other surgery, it’s an uncomfortable recovery. Also,  there are serious long-term consequences of destabilizing the arch of the foot with this surgery.

Finally, what if you’re one of the unlucky 20 percent that surgery doesn’t work for? You could be out of a lot of money for nothing. 

But perhaps the biggest drawback to plantar fasciitis surgery is in the medical risks, which include:

  • Delayed wound healing
  • Infection
  • Risks of negative response to anesthesia
  • Nerve problems
  • Recurring heel pain
  • Eventual flattening of the arch 

The Healing Sole, on the other hand, is relatively inexpensive, has demonstrated no risk of causing medical problems, and is also proven to work reliably. Sounds like it’s at least worth a shot, right?

Injections Are Too Much

Another common yet heavy-handed treatment of plantar fasciitis is the application of corticosteroid injections, also known as cortisone injections or steroid injections.

The treatment works well for chronic pain and the relief is pretty quick. The cost isn’t ridiculous either, at about $50-300 per shot. 

As with most medical procedures, there are a few side effects from steroid injections that should make you think twice. For one, “cortisone flare” is a side effect of cortisone shots that is as painful as it sounds. In about 30 percent of patients, the injection site can become very painful following a procedure (also called post-injection pain). This typically lasts up to 72 hours. 

Aside from cortisone flare, patients may also experience a plantar rupture, infection, or further damage to the heel pad site. Ouch. There is also a risk of skin depigmentation and loss of the fat pad of the heel.

But one main takeaway for injections is this: the relief is just a ‘band-aid’ and there is no actual healing imparted; in fact, steroids may impede total healing.

But to reiterate: injections may be a good pain treatment, but why take unnecessary risks? Our patented soles are essentially risk-free and a budget-friendly option that is always worth consideration.

So What Makes The Healing Sole Such a Great Alternative?

It’s actually not a coincidence that our shoe is a suitable option for more well-known and possibly stronger solutions: The Healing Sole was engineered to keep people from taking expensive risks.

For instance, plantar fasciitis surgery involves operating on the affected foot ligament to relieve tension. But The Healing Sole can help to relieve tension without surgery. It does this through the rocker-bottom sole and complex heel and materials structure, which acts as a support for painful ligaments and joints.

Also, in the case of cortisone injections, the main idea is to relieve pain quickly. But do you need shots to relieve pain, or is the problem in your footfall? The Healing Sole can potentially relieve your pain for much less than the cost of injections AND help you naturally heal your plantar fasciitis. 

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