Plantar Fasciitis Surgery is a common endoscopic surgery focused on the heel of the foot. Most heel injuries can be treated by many other options if they are taken care of early. However, once the heel injury becomes chronic, surgery is often required.
Any endoscopic surgery is done by using an endoscope. An endoscope is an instrument (similar to an arthroscope) hollow, thin, flexible tube that makes use of a lens or miniature camera to visually examine the interior. Examining the body with an endoscope is referred to as an endoscopy, where the surgeon can see the exact area where the damage has occurred in the foot, and repair it with the help from what is seen through the endoscope.
In this case, a portion of the ligament (plantar fascia) is released on the bottom of the foot, which helps to relieve pressure from the ligament that is affecting the bone.
Endoscopic surgery is less invasive and traumatic than other types of surgery, helping many patients get their feet repaired with much quicker recovery time. In many cases, it can be completed on an outpatient basis. This is very important, because we need the support of our feet for everything we do, and when you have foot pain, it can affect your lifestyle.
Contact Talus InMotion to schedule a consultation and learn more about plantar fasciitis surgery and other forms of treatment. Make sure you get together with your podiatrist to find out every option that you have.