Plantar Fasciitis Surgery
Approximately 5% of people with plantar fasciitis require surgery if non-surgical methods do not help relieve the pain over the course of a year. This procedure involves making an incision in the plantar fascia in order to decrease the tension of the ligament.
Surgery for plantar fasciitis doesn't have to happen! If you stay off your feet, treat your sore ligament the same way you would treat a broken bone, the inflammation would quickly decrease and the need for surgery eliminated completely.
A study reported on PubMed has indicated that 76% of patients who underwent an endoscopic plantar fascitomy had not found relief. Treat the plantar fascia like a bow and arrow. The string of a bow is supposed to be tight, and if it's inflamed or injured, the way to fix it isn't going to be to relieve the pressure by slicing a part of it to help elongate the string, the proper way to heal is Rest, Cold, Compression, Elevation.
Potential risks of surgery
- irritation of the nerves around the heel
- continued plantar fasciitis
- heel or foot pain
- flattening of the arch
- problems relating to the anesthetic