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Doctor insights on: How Long Should It Take For Your Plantars Facitis To Feel Better After Surgery

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How long does it take to recover from plantar fasciitis surgery?

How long does it take to recover from plantar fasciitis surgery?

How long has it hurt: Depending on how long the pain was present prior to treatment, it ca take several weeks to months to fully heal. If it's a chronic problem that has been ongoing for years, even with eswt, physical therapy, and injections it can take 3 months or more. If there is additional nerve damage in the area, it may be even longer. ...Read more

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I've just had plantar fasciitis surgery. How long will the recovery time be?

I've just had plantar fasciitis surgery. How long will the recovery time be?

Ask your sugeon: I am kind of surprised this question would be asked after the surgery and not before. All doctors have different protocols. You did not mention if you are on crutches, in a cast, in a splint, allowed to walk? Did you have the plantar fascia cut? Was a bone spur resected as well? All this info would be needed to know. Without knowing i would tell you 6-8 weeks. But that depends on many variables. ...Read more

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Can I take any anti-inflammatories for plantar fasciitis instead of going to surgery?

Can I take any anti-inflammatories for plantar fasciitis instead of going to surgery?

Yes: I would recommend that you try conservative treatment first before you consider surgery. Oral anti-inflamatories and steroid injections, custom orthotics, ultasound treatments and streching can be very benificial in trating plantar fasciitis. Only 5% of my patients need surgery for plantar fasciitis. Most patients respond well to conservative treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery for plantar fasciitis?

Yes: When all other measures have been exhausted, surgery for plantar fasciitis may be indicated. Surgery involves release of the plantar fascia itself. This can be done by an open procedure with one of several incision approaches or endoscopically. The procedure chosen by a surgeon is based on preference and patient selection criteria. ...Read more

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Will plantar fasciitis heal on its own without surgery?

Will plantar fasciitis heal on its own without surgery?

Usually.: The more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor for dosing). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. Very few people go on to surgery, but it is a possible treatment. ...Read more

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Has anyone here done surgery for plantar fasciitis?

Has anyone here done surgery for plantar fasciitis?

Surgery works...: ...But should be a last resort. The vast majority of plantar fasciitis cases are handled with conservative treatment. In columbus, consider a second opinion with dr charles greiner or dr animesh bhatia. ...Read more

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I have heel spurs(plantar fasciitis ). Would surgery completely eliminate it?

Last resort: Normally this is a last resort since this is caused by improper biomechanical support. Injections, taping, orthotics and stretching exercises are often successful. Surgery to remove spur and release tension on plantar fascia can be considered if other measures do not work. Diagnosis should be re-evaluated first. Surgery if often but not always successful. ...Read more

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I recently had endoscopic surgery for plantar fasciitis, now I have numbness in my foot , across the heel and down the side of my foot, what's going on?

I recently had endoscopic surgery for plantar fasciitis, now I have numbness in my foot , across the heel and down the side of my foot, what's going on?

Local nerve: Bruising, pressure, inflammation, infection, may have damaged the local cutaneous nerve. See your surgeon . Did the numbness occur immediately or delayed? Local swelling, temperature, redness? ...Read more

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Midfoot bone spurs - are a cause of overpronation and plantar fasciitis? My running progress is hindered by foot issues, should I get surgery?

Midfoot bone spurs - are a cause of overpronation and plantar fasciitis?  My running progress is hindered by foot issues, should I get surgery?

Bone spurs: Not necessarily. I recommend you have an evaluation with a sports medicine doctor or rehab doctor first. I doubt surgery is the answer. ...Read more