Plantar fasciitis surgery is needed when all the treatments are failed. If you feel pain in heels if you walk in the morning, it is caused by plantar fascia and it’s a common condition. The plantar fascia is a long thin muscle under foot skin and supports the heels and supports the overall movement of the foot. It is damaged when high pressure is placed sometimes the tissues are torn.
It is caused by very high heel shoes, running, supports, new and increased activity and creates pain in heels over time but it can become extremely painful and risky. It is common in women and more healthy people.
Plantar Fasciitis Surgery:
When it is needed:
If you have a high risk of 5 % cases, you should go to the doctor and go for an X-ray as they provide clear images of the bones. Plantar fasciitis release is recommended, it’s basically a surgical procedure to remove and release the diseased part of the tissue that causes pain in heels. Without surgery treatment is suggested first for the treatment, they can involve injections, medications, modifications, braces, and change shows too but if they fail, surgical treatment is suggested.
How surgery is performed:
The basic aim of this surgery is to remove inflammation and relieve pain from heal and cure it sooner so it cannot be damaged in future and make the heel flexible and moveable. It is performed endoscopically, using a smaller incision and special tools with a tiny camera. It can also perform with a larger incision. But smaller or larger incision depends on the anatomy and other factors. During the surgical procedure, the incision will be made partially to remove pain in the tissues.
What to expect after surgery:
Patients usually go home on the same day of surgery. If you have traditional surgery procedure, then you will be asked to wear a walking boot for 2 to 3 weeks to allow tissues to heal soon after surgery. But if you have a modern surgical process, you can begin your walk wearing normal shoes and using limited weight. If you have sutures, they will be removed after two weeks. Most people come in normal weight bearing condition after 3 to 6 weeks of surgery.
Risk after Plantar fasciitis surgery:
Non-surgical processes are recommended by doctors first because after surgical treatment different complications occur. These complications include:
- Recurring heel pain
- Delayed wound healing
- Infections in heels
- Risks of anesthesia
- The infections or condition of heel pain may get worse after this treatment
- Damage to nerves and blood vessels
- Bleeding or blood clots