An Overview: Plantar Fasciitis
Heel spurs which form just beneath the plantar fascia, were originally thought to be the cause however it has been proven that they are NOT responsible and therefore don’t need to be removed. It is possible they form because of the inflammation in the soft tissue.
Initial treatment should include analgesics, anti-inflammatories, massage, the application of ice and exercises that stretch the fascia and strengthen the muscles. Cushioning heel pads and night splints may also help. Ultrasound and shock wave therapy and cortisone injections can also be considered.
|Hospital stay||Day surgery|
|Rest & elevation||7 days|
|Foot swelling||4 weeks|
- Less pain
- Return to sport and every day activities
Complications are rare with this procedure although as with all surgery there can be a risk of infection, blood clots, nerve injury and a reaction to the anaesthetic.
- Persistence of pain
- Discomfort outer part of top of foot