I have surgery scheduled for plantar fasciitis this Friday but would like a second opinion. I have tried​ everything my doctor had suggested.

Second opinion. That is a viable option. You wrote in to the health education portion of health Tap. We can not provide a second opinion. Heath Tap Concierge and Prime offer medical advice/ treatment. However, to allow for direct physical examination - consider seeing a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon in your area.
Why not a second. The time for a second opinion is before you consent to a fasciotomy. Although the results of surgery are designed to resolve your issues, on occasions, the results are of little value. and in fact can make things worse. It might be best for you to deal with your obvious reluctance and seek another opinion before you allow any procedure to be performed on you.

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I need 2nd opinion from a podiatrist or orthopedic doctor regarding my diagnosis off Plantar Fasciitis. I'm getting worse?

You can contact. Health Tap Concierge or look for a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon in your local area. Read more...
Not unusual. Making the diagnosis of plantar fasciitis is not all that difficult. What is a problem, however, is coming up with a treatment regimen that works for every patient. Shoes, stretching, ice, heat, orthotics, injections and God knows whatever are all used and sometimes work. The problem is, they just don't work all the time. A second opinion might help to see if something was missed. Read more...

Would you recommend PRP or surgery for chronic plantar fasciitis/fasciosis & a spur that hasn't responded to orthotics, PT, steroid injection, taping, stretching?

$$$. Although prp has been recommended, there are mixed clinical papers regarding it's effectiveness. It's popular in europe because it's covered by their healthcare system, but in the us it's hard to shell out $$$ for something that isn't clinically agreed upon as an effective treatment. Surgery, although isn't 100%, has been a mainstay as a last resort. If you have the $$$, go for prp. Good luck. Read more...
PRP? At the hospital where i work prp has not been successful for plantar fasciitis. ( i haven't used it for pf). If all conservative treatment has been unsuccessful a plantr fasciotomy amy be right for you. Usually only the medial band ( the big toe side)needs to be released. Read more...
I have used. Prp and traditional surgery for fascitis that doesn't respond. Prp is expensive and not covered. May try endoscopic plantar fasciotomy. Read more...
Plantar fasciitis. When all else fails , surgery is the right answer. However as with the other clinicians , prp is not covered here . Conventional surgery is very effective with the release of the medial band. Your podiatrist will guide you through this. Good luck. Read more...
PRP. If you have a doctor with experience and a good success rate with the PRP injections , then I would suggest you have the injections. Another conservative treatment would be a series of MLS Laser treatments. I am a surgeon and have performed well over 500 heel surgeries, but I still would try all available non-surgical options first. But, you may still need the surgery anyway. Read more...

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

Absolutely. If that option has not been offered or you have not tried it, you should not be considering surgery. Read more...
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...
Yes . Antiinflammatories are part of conservative treatment or this condition. As are arch supports, stretching, night splints. Surgery should be a last resor only after conservative treatments have failed. Read more...
Combo treatment. . If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the am, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes #2: firm inserts or orthotics #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doc) #4: stretching #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. Surgery is an aggressive option. Read more...
Yes and No. Yes, anti-inflammatory medications are usually given to relieve plantar fasciitis prior to surgery and can often help. However, taking such medications long term can be harmful to the kidneys or cause ulcers. Other options could include MLS Laser treatments. Read more...

Will plantar fasciitis heal on its own without surgery?

Yes. With orthotics molded 4 ur problem and watch 4 things that irritate it & avoid. Comfortable running shoes will soften impact while walking. I've had it both feet over time. Wore my running shoes ever day and it went away eventually. Nike used 2 have very comfy shoes, now try asics, new balance, brooks, etc. When u put them on& walk around the store they should feel great right away. Read more...
Most of the time. You can try icing, stretching and orthotics as a first line of treatment. If this fails, see a podiatrist as they specialize in this condition and will have more treatment options readily available to you i.E possibly ultrasound, shockwave, laser treatments, they will also be able to perform a biomechanical exam. Many have sonograms in their office to visibly examine the fascial tissue. Read more...
Very often... I'd say 98% of my plantar fascitis patients respond to non-surgical treatments... Rest, supportive insoles, rx orthotics, otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve), prescription nsaid's, steroid injections, prp injections, physical therapy, etc... Read more...
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...