The plantar fascia is a strong ligamentous band which originates on the sole of the foot and is attached to the calcaneal tuberosity in the heel, extending along the sole of the foot to provide slips to all 5 toes. It helps to support the arch of the foot.
Plantar fasciitis occurs in adults and is the most common cause of heel pain, is typically aggravated by activity and relieved with rest. It is an inflammatory process of the fascia.
The vast majority of patients will improve with non-surgical measures.
Plantar fasciitis is an irritation of the plantar fascia. This thick band of connective tissue travels across the bottom of the foot between the toes and the heel. It supports the foot’s natural arch. It stretches and becomes taut whenever the foot bears weight.
It is expected the symptoms will improve after 6-12 months. If not, surgery is occasionally required.
This may include release of the fascia via keyhole methods or open release with an incision on the inside or medial aspect of the heel.
All surgery has risks involved, however every effort is made to reduce these risks. Risks include but are not limited to:
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