Heel Pain Treatment Options
The FXT plantar fasciitis splint
fits like a sock, gives greater freedom.
Speed up the heeling process of
plantar fasciitis. The FXT allows you to sleep comfortably while gently
stretching out the plantar fascia, the band of connective tissue that
runs from the heel to the toe.
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When heels are sore or you’re
suffering from chronic heel pain, an application of cold and/or hot
assists in the healing process.
Hot/Cold Packs provide therapy
that’s constantly in touch with sore muscles, tendons and tissue.
Microwave or freeze the packs depending on the desired treatment cold
therapy is especially beneficial in the treatment of plantar fasciitis
(heel pain). Apply cold therapy in the mornings and heat therapy in
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|Plantar Fasciitis Surgery
Surgery for plantar fasciitis should be the last option as
success rates can be as low as 37% and as high as 60%..
Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
This is a difficult procedure and requires the podiatric surgeon
to have a great level of skill. The procedure takes 30 minutes
and is performed in day surgery. The patient is given appropriate
injections to anaesthetize the foot. The surgeon cuts a portion
of the plantar fascia from the heel. Two small incisions are
made either side of the heel. A tube is inserted into the fascia
and a "endoscopic" camera is used to cut the fascia
which relieves the tension of the fascia. New fascia grows in
the gap created by the cut, recovery times vary depending on
the age, weight and occupation of the patient. Recovery periods
can vary between 1 to 3 months. Complications include nerve
entrapment and severe arch discomfort.
Heel Spur Removal
Removal of the bony growth is not successful in the majority
of cases, however some surgeons swear by this procedure. Removal
of the the attachment of the plantar fascia causes lowering
of the arch. There are also reported cases of patients developing
heel fractures post surgery.
Post Operative Complications for all Heel
A nerve may be cut during surgery which can cause a loss of
sensation, tingling feeling to the arch and toes. Surgery can
also cut a artery or a vein which can cause avascular necrosis
which is a temporary or permanent loss of blood to the bones
which can cause bone tissue to die, this is a rare complication.
Immediately After Surgery
- Apply ice after 2 hours for 2 days
- Reduce activity
- Consider arch supports to help with post operative pain
and aid healing
- Vitamin C has been reported to heal scar tissue
- Listen to the doctors instructions
Questions you should ask the Surgeon
- Are there any other options apart from surgery?
- What is the success rate for this procedure?
- What can go wrong?
- How long will I be off work?
- Will I need shoe modifications?
- What kind of post operative pain will I get and for how
- What happens if the surgery does not work?
Foot Pro Insoles treat the underlying cause of heel pain and prevent
the need for surgery
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