If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, a foot problem characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia (the tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes), you know the discomfort the condition can cause. The condition causes pain under the heel bone and foot arch, especially after prolonged walking or standing. When conventional treatments are ineffective at minimizing symptoms and healing the plantar fascia, (Click here for more information on conservative care), surgery could be necessary.
Heel surgery procedure
Heel surgery is performed as an outpatient under general anaesthesia. Through a small incision, the plantar fascia is released from the spur. The spur may be partially removed. It is important to understand that the spur is not the problem, and removing all of the spur is not a goal of this procedure, and may be harmful.
If you have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis or are suffering from chronic arch or heel pain, contact your doctor to obtain more information on your treatment options, including extracorporeal shock wave therapy. With the help of a skilled foot care specialist, you can enjoy improved foot functionality.