Posts in the heel pain category

Footsurgery News 2 Sep | '2018

Surgery for Plantar fasciitis

Surgery for plantar fasciitis

Heel pain is one of the most common disorders that foot and ankles physicians treat and fortunately conservative treatment) is successful in roughly 90% of patients seeking treatment with plantar fasciitis.

When patients do not respond to conservative therapies, surgical options may be considered.  Surgical treatment for plantar fasciitis has been shown to be effective with good results throughout literature. (1-17)

Please note that surgery should be considered after 6 months of quality conservative treatment.

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Footsurgery News 27 Sep | '2017

Does surgery help plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a frequently observed deformity which commonly affects individuals who are active in the sport, overweight/obese or have structural anomalies such as high arches or flat feet. Heel pain can be successfully treated with non -surgical care. However, in those circumstances where conservative treatment fails, surgery may be indicatedRead More

Footsurgery News 15 Mar | '2017

Does shock wave therapy work for plantar fasciitis

“Plantar fasciitis”, correctly termed chronic plantar heel pain, is frequently observed in the following groups: runners, overweight or obese, and those who work standing all day long (e.g. nurses). Plantar fasciitis is actually a nerve entrapment of the inferior calcaneal nerve, often called Baxter’s nerve. The thickened plantar fascia presses on this nerve creating pain. Read More

Footsurgery News 22 Jul | '2016

Can heel spurs cause heel pain?


They certainly don’t help. However, scientific studies have shown that only half of those with plantar heel pain (incorrectly referred to as “plantar fasciitis”) actually have heel spurs. There are a number of factors that contribute to chronic plantar heel pain, but at the end of the day it is a nerve entrapment. Read More

Footsurgery News 18 Jul | '2016

Can you fix plantar fasciitis?

Legs walking

Legs walking

Heel pain – incorrectly referred to as plantar fasciitis – is a debilitating condition that commonly affects runners and people working on their feet all day. It is caused by entrapment of the inferior calcaneal nerve by the thickened plantar fascia. Because there are several potential causes, it is important to have heel pain properly diagnosed. Dr Kim is a specialist foot and ankle surgeon and is able to distinguish between all the possibilities and determine the underlying source of your heel pain.Read More