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    • CommentAuthorsolid
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2011
    I have a very painful Plantar fasciitis about a year. I have tried so many thing and nothing helped. I am in a strong pain for such a long time that I almost forgot how is it to walk straight.
    Consulting my podiatrist the option of surgery has been brought up. I was wondering if anyone had a surgery for Plantar fasciitis? How did it go? What is your opinion about it? and any idea that anyone have about surgery for this painful disorder.
    • CommentAuthorratz
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2011
    I had a plantar fascia release surgery 2 years ago after many months of heel pain (more than a year for sure). I went through an endoscopic procedure which was kind of ok but the recovery was a nightmare for me. There were nights that I couldn’t sleep because of the pain. After two weeks things started getting better and after 4 weeks I started walking again.
    It took a few months until I felt that I am walking normally again but then I suddenly paid attention that I have no heel pain. I remember that the thought hit me and it felt great. And that is it – no more heel pain since. That is my story.
    • CommentAuthorkristal
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2011
    I had Plantar Fasciotomy in my right foot 4 months ago after 2 years of plantar fasciitis. Before the surgery I have tried every treatment that my podiatrist recommended to no avail. Today 4 months after the surgery I have no more heel pain but still can’t step on my foot because of a strong metatarsal pain. My podiatrist said it is not uncommon and that it will get better in the next few months.
    Well I am keeping a strict physiotherapy routine and hope for better days.
    Wish you no more pain too.
    • CommentAuthormonicam
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2011
    It was about 2 years that I had heal pain. After trying many other treatments I decided to take my doctors advice so I had Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) over 4 months ago. Today I am almost pain free. I just say that you should look into this procedure before surgery.
    • CommentAuthorshon
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2011
    I am 35 years old and feel like 70. I had a surgery and I would not recommend getting it. Since the operation I have had many problems. The surgery was almost 2 yrs ago and I still have the morning heel pain.
    The plantar fasciitis is back, the pain is even worse and there are more problems in my foot! I am going to a new doctor now and I hope to get better results.
    • CommentAuthorpatty
    • CommentTimeOct 19th 2011
    I decided to get the surgical treatment but it just didn't do the job. Today after six months my heal is still more painful. I also need 2 cortisone shot every 4 months instead of one. This surgery is a gamble because all of the doctors will tell you there is a 70% success. The point I would consider before deciding to do a surgery is if you will be among the ones that will not succeed what will you do?
    • CommentAuthorkai
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2011
    I had surgery almost 7 years ago. I can’t recall the exact name of the procedure but they put that string with the camera in it into my heel and made a cut of a part of my plantar fascia. It worked for me very good.
    Today I have it in my left foot but I did not let it get as painful as 7 years ago – I know the drill. I am into conventional treatment today but I am sure that if it gets as painful as it was in my right foot I am going for a surgery.
    I realize this post is almost a year old, but I had surgery after dealing with my PF for almost 2 years. Before surgery I rested my feet, had 2 cortisone injections, ESWT, custom orthotics, multiple pairs of different shoes, stretching, wearing a boot to immobilize it, physical therapy, nothing worked. Since the surgery, I will say I am probably 75% better, but still cannot fast walk or run to this day. If I do any long walking or fast walking it does me in for a couple weeks. Surgery was a very painful and long recovery for me. That being said, I do think it was worth it, didn't totally cure it but made it far more tolerable, to the point I can function better. I could hardly even walk before and it was really affecting my life. No excercise, gained weight, etc. AFter surgery and still having a lot of pain I saw a natural healing dr that did natural injections that helped with scar tissue and the nerve damage that took place from surgery. That helped trememdously. About 6 months ago, I had varicose veins fixed in the same leg. I must say that in itself gave me the most relief of all almost instantly. My foot hasn't felt this good in almost 5 years. I imagine the blood flowing correctly has helped my PF. Still having some pain and now having a lot of pain in the other foot, I have went to a new dr for a fresh look at my feet. This is the second dr that has recommended "implants" to fix my feet. The first podiatrist that recommended them I did not like and later found out that he was really bad (and now is in prison for medical fraud) and I thought he was crazy for wanting to do this to both feet. Well, I had the surgery after I saw him, and just went to a diff podiatrist last week. He said the HYPROCURE implant will fix all my feet issues. I am doing research at this point but am not sure what to do. I feel like since he is the second dr to recommend this, I should do it, but have read that the recovery time can be painful and long. The good thing is, if it doesn't work, it can be taken out. There is only a 6% rate of the stint or implant being removed. I would be interested to see if anyone has heard of this procedure HYPROCURE.
    Ultrasound guided cryosurgery involves freezing the plantar fascia and is performed as an alternative to surgery. Freezing the Plantar fascia and the surrounding nerves provides a long term cure for most patients and does not have anywhere near the same level of risk or length of recovery as conventional surgery.