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Am I qualified for plantar fasciotomy?

Patients typically qualify for fasciotomy if they have tried conservative treatments such as anti-inflammatory medicine or arch support for approximately 9-12 months, without achieving pain relief.

Plantar fasciotomy is a surgical procedure that treats plantar fasciitis, a condition that causes stabbing or burning heel pain when the tissue along the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed.

Is surgery an option for me?

Only a podiatrist can tell you whether you qualify for this procedure or not. Generally, the following patients may benefit from plantar fasciotomy:

  • those who suffered severe burns
  • obese patients
  • athletes who suffered severe impact injuries
  • people who have been bitten by snakes
  • patients experiencing heel pain after 6 to12 months of non-surgical treatment
  • those whose work is affected by this condition
  • people who can't do moderate exercise.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/