Plantar Fasciitis Surgery

What is plantar fasciitis surgery?

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition on the bottom of the foot, generally near your heel and arch. When the pain becomes severe, if the condition begins to negatively impact your life or work, it can be treated with surgery that partially cuts the plantar fascia ligament to release tension and reduce swelling.

How is plantar fasciitis surgery performed?

A general anesthesia or a local anesthesia may be used for this surgery. During the procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision to release the plantar fascia. If there is a bone spur it can be removed at the same time.

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Is it covered by insurance?

Medicare and most insurance plans cover plantar fasciitis surgery.

How quickly can I get back to my regular routine after surgery?

Recovery from plantar fasciitis surgery can take as long as 3 months. You may be able to walk unassisted 3-6 weeks after the surgery. You may also require physical therapy to assist in your recovery.

Are there any side effects to plantar fasciitis surgery?

Although rare, the most common risks of this surgery include slow wound healing, nerve entrapment and recurring heel pain.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact West Coast Orthopedics.

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