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The most common cause of heel pain continues to be plantar fasciitis in adults and apophysitis (or Sever’s Disease) in children. With adults it seems to be correlated with an increase in exercise or activities and with children it is common with growth spurts. The two conditions often have similar presentations and can be treated with similar protocols. I recommend having any pain evaluated by a physician as other pathologies can cause heel pain.

They are many different treatment options for heel pain, especially plantar fasciitis. I have now observed different conservative and surgical techniques come in and out of favor. It is important to first get the correct diagnosis and then see what factors are contributing to the pain before implementing treatment. It can be helpful to have and x-ray, an ultrasound or even an MRI before tackling heel pain.

In recent years I have began to approach plantar fasciitis from both a mechanical and biological perspective. I believe foot structure and training can play a large part in the development of heel pain. I also believe once this heel pain starts it often can become chronic and this chronicity is what allows the pain to spiral out of control. Since implementing a protocol that addresses both of these aspects I have seen a huge swing in long term effectiveness. If you are suffering from heel pain for months or even years I can help you fix this once and for all. I know how painful, frustrating and exhausting it can be.

Dr Brandon Nelson

Board Certified Physician and Surgeon

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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. junk removal seattle

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.
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