Planter Fasciitis Surgery
Welcome to Apache Foot & Ankle Specialist, where we pride ourselves on providing world-class medical care to our patients. We understand the pain and discomfort that comes with foot and ankle issues, and we are dedicated to providing the best possible solutions to our patients. One of the most common foot ailments that we come across is plantar fasciitis, a condition that affects the foot’s bottom and leads to intense pain and discomfort.
Plantar fasciitis is a condition that occurs when there is inflammation in the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes. This inflammation can lead to intense pain and can make it difficult to perform everyday activities like walking, running or standing for long periods.
At Apache Foot & Ankle Specialist, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of plantar fasciitis. We use the latest techniques and technologies to provide effective treatment for our patients, and we have an exceptional record of success in treating this condition. In this page, we will discuss in detail the surgical option used for treating plantar fasciitis.
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Open Plantar Fasciotomy
Open plantar fasciotomy is the most common surgical option used for treating plantar fasciitis. This procedure involves making a small incision on the bottom of the foot near the heel bone to access the plantar fascia. The surgeon then makes a partial or complete release of the plantar fascia by cutting the thick tissue that runs across the length of the foot’s bottom.
This process releases the tension in the tissue and reduces the inflammation, thereby reducing the pain and discomfort associated with plantar fasciitis. The procedure usually takes about 30-45 minutes, and patients can go home the same day.
Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
Endoscopic plantar fasciotomy is a less invasive surgical option used to relieve plantar fasciitis pain. This procedure involves making small incisions on the bottom of the foot and inserting a small camera called an endoscope to view the plantar fascia. The surgeon then carefully cuts the tissue using a specialized instrument under the guidance of the camera.
Endoscopic plantar fasciotomy is preferred by some patients because the incisions are smaller, and the recovery time is shorter. Additionally, this procedure is less likely to cause complications such as nerve damage, which can occur with open surgery.
Plantar Fasciitis Surgery
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition, and many individuals respond well to conservative treatment methods such as orthotics, stretching, and physical therapy. However, in some cases, surgery may be needed to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with this condition.
Surgery is usually reserved for patients who have not responded to other treatment options or whose condition has become severe. It is important to note that surgery is not always the best option for everyone, and it should only be considered after a thorough evaluation and discussion with your doctor.
There are several surgical options used for treating plantar fasciitis. Below, we will discuss the most common methods used in detail.
Plantar Fascia Release
Plantar fascia release is another surgical option used for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. This procedure involves cutting part of the plantar fascia to relieve the tension and inflammation. The surgeon makes an incision on the top of the foot near the ankle bone and cuts the fascia tissue.
This surgical option is usually reserved for patients who have not responded to other treatment methods, and it is uncommon due to its relatively higher complication rate and lower success rate compared to open plantar fasciotomy.
Recovery After Surgery
After surgery, it’s important to follow your doctor’s post-operative instructions closely to ensure a smooth recovery. Patients are usually advised to keep their foot elevated as much as possible for the first few days after surgery to help reduce swelling and inflammation. Most patients can return to work or other regular activities within a week, but it could take several months to fully recover and regain full mobility, which is often improved with postoperative rehabilitation or physical therapy.
Why Choose Apache Foot & Ankle Specialist For Plantar Fasciitis Surgery?
At Apache Foot & Ankle Specialist, we specialize in treating foot and ankle conditions, including plantar fasciitis, using both conventional and advanced surgical techniques. Our expert team of surgeons has years of experience diagnosing and treating this condition, and we work with our patients to create an individualized treatment plan that best fits their unique needs.
We use state-of-the-art facilities and tools to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care. Our facility provides top-notch surgical suites equipped with the latest tools and technology for safe and effective procedures. Additionally, our staff is dedicated to providing a comfortable and supportive environment for all our patients.
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that affects millions of Americans. While conservative treatments like stretching, physical therapy or orthotics can be effective in managing this condition, some patients might require surgery to alleviate the pain. The three most common surgical procedures used for treating plantar fasciitis are open plantar fasciotomy, endoscopic plantar fasciotomy and plantar fascia release.
Make an Appointment or Call (702) 362-2622
At Apache Foot & Ankle Specialists, we specialize in providing effective treatments for foot and ankle conditions, including plantar fasciitis. Our expert team of surgeons use advanced surgical techniques and state-of-the-art facilities to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care. If you’re struggling with pain from plantar fasciitis, contact us today for a consultation. We’ll work with you to create an individualized treatment.