Posts in the plantar fasciitis 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 Oct | '2017

Foot pain when standing

Foot pain when standing is a problem for one-quarter of adults and is known to impact on balance and gait and health-related quality of life. Foot pain when standing can be fixed, although it depends on what is causing the pain. The ten most common reasons for foot pain when standing is:Read More

Footsurgery News 22 Oct | '2017

Foot pain when walking

Foot pain when walking is a problem for one-quarter of adults and is known to impact on balance and gait and health-related quality of life. Foot pain when walking can be fixed, although it depends on what is causing the pain. The ten most common reasons for foot pain when walking is:Read More

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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 24 May | '2017

Can all podiatrists do surgery?

Yes – all podiatrists are trained in the use of local anaesthetic and scalpel blade techniques. However, most podiatrists will only perform surgery of the nails and skin, such as ingrown toenails and excision of plantar warts. Nationally, there are 35 specialist podiatric surgeons and Dr Kim is the only one of podiatric surgeons in Queensland – who is registered to be able to perform more advanced surgery. Read More

Footsurgery News 22 Jul | '2016

Can heel spurs cause heel pain?

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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