Dr. Brandon Nelson Talks About Surgery for Plantar Fasciitis

Dr. Brandon Nelson Talks About Surgery for Plantar Fasciitis

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Currently there are many different options for surgically treating plantar fasciits. Options include, plantar fasciotomies, gastroc-recessions, topaz procedures and tenex procedures. The success rate is high with these procedures but so is conservative care. I think anybody contemplating surgical repair of their fascia should schedule an appointment of a second opinion with a heel pain expert.

Personally, I would say the conservative success rate is so high that very few people need to have surgery performed. I see a lot of patients that have seen other healthcare providers and are still having pain but think there are no other options than surgery. I can say that is typically not try and I am happy to help them explore other avenues of therapy. To list a few options that have great success rates, these would include things like shockwave therapy and dry needling. The most important part of treating individuals with recalcitrant fasciitis is to identify the cause. If you are experiencing heel pain, have seen multiple doctors, I know we can help. Give us a call at 425-391-8666 or make an appointment online.