Endoscopic Plantar Fasciitis Release

Endoscopic Plantar Fasciitis Release is a minimally invasive surgical procedure aimed at treating plantar fasciitis, a common condition characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot. This procedure is designed to alleviate pain and restore normal function by releasing tension in the plantar fascia.

Indications for Endoscopic Plantar Fasciitis Release:

This procedure may be recommended for individuals experiencing persistent plantar fasciitis symptoms, including:

  • Heel pain, especially during the first steps in the morning.

  • Pain after prolonged standing or physical activity.

  • Tightness and discomfort in the bottom of the foot.

Procedure Overview:

Endoscopic Plantar Fasciitis Release involves the following key steps:

  1. Small incision: A tiny incision is made near the heel.

  2. Endoscope insertion: An endoscope, a thin tube with a camera, is inserted to visualize the plantar fascia.

  3. Cutting the fascia: Using specialized instruments, the surgeon releases tension in the plantar fascia by making precise cuts.

  4. Closure: The incision is closed with sutures, and a bandage is applied.

Recovery and Rehabilitation:

Recovery from Endoscopic Plantar Fasciitis Release typically involves:

  • Weight-bearing: Gradual return to weight-bearing activities as advised by the surgeon.

  • Physical therapy: Stretching and strengthening exercises to enhance foot function.

  • Follow-up appointments: Regular check-ups to monitor healing and address any concerns.

Benefits of Endoscopic Plantar Fasciitis Release:

Key advantages of this procedure include:

  • Minimally invasive: Small incision and less disruption of surrounding tissues.

  • Faster recovery: Generally, a quicker recovery period compared to traditional open surgery.

  • Reduced scarring: The use of small incisions helps minimize visible scarring.

Consultation for Endoscopic Plantar Fasciitis Release:

If you are considering Endoscopic Plantar Fasciitis Release or experiencing persistent foot pain, schedule a consultation with a foot and ankle specialist to explore personalized treatment options and determine the best course of action for your condition.