The plantar fascia in your foot is a layer of connective tissue that extends to the underside of your foot, supports the arches and acts as a shock absorber.
Plantar Fasciitis, also sometimes referred to as the heel spur syndrome is the inflammation of this fascia and is a frequent cause of heel pain. This pain is characterized by a stabbing ache in the heels especially in the morning. The pain worsens with exercise such as climbing a set of stairs.
Although many patients feel better through stretches and physiotherapy as well as a change in footwear, sometimes the pain can persist and grow in severity.
Injections to the foot and ultrasound therapy are some of the treatment modalities used in patients with this condition; however, sometimes surgery is the best option for pain relief.
Keyhole Surgery for Plantar Fasciitis
The keyhole or endoscopic surgery is the gold standard surgical procedure for plantar fasciitis.
This minimally invasive technique involves only a small incision and a rapid recovery.
Sometimes the keyhole surgery is combined with a radiofrequency coblation therapy of the plantar fascia for even better results.
This surgery is cosmetically favourable, requires less post-op care and patients are able to bear weight on their foot in only a matter of days.