If you’re experiencing foot pain on the bottom of your heel and have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis by your podiatrist, you may require plantar fascia surgery. To be certain, schedule an appointment with a leading podiatrist in NYC, Dr. Sophia Solomon.
Your fascia is a connective tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. It is a thin band that connects your heel to your forefoot but can vary in thickness if it is inflamed. The fascia is similar to a ligament in that it can tear, thicken and become painful. The fascia may be injured by direct trauma or by constant strain over time. Fasciitis is the medical term for a swelling or inflammation of your fascia tissue.
The plantars fasciitis surgery to lengthen the plantar fascia is called a fasciotomy, and it is commonly performed by foot or plantar fasciitis doctors to treat heel pain and plantar fasciitis. Heel spurs may also form from the pulling of the plantar fascia on the bone but the source of the pain is typically the fascia itself and not the spur.
All symptoms, potential procedural, plantars fasciitis surgery options should always be discussed with Dr. Solomon or your podiatrist after a thorough consultation and examination for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.