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What types of surgery are available to treat plantar fasciitis?

James P. Ioli, DPM
Podiatric Medicine
In extreme cases of plantar fasciitis or - pain in the plantar fascia, surgery may be necessary, but this is recommended only if you are still experiencing substantial pain after six to 12 months and all other methods are exhausted. If so, the surgeon will –release part of the plantar fascia to eliminate the pain. Rarely, a surgeon may remove the -degenerated portion. - Endoscopy, a minimally invasive technique, can sometimes be used to release the plantar fascia. Potential complications from either an open or endoscopic procedure can include arch collapse or damage to a branch of the posterior tibial nerve, which can lead to persistent recurring pain. If you are considering surgery, you should discuss these risks with your doctor.

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