Heel Pain Surgery is an option when conservative treatment such as shoe modifications and orthotics have failed to give relief for heel pain and Plantar Fasciitis. Shoe modifications, supportive braces, and stretching exercises are simple measures that can offer significant pain relief. We offer many conservative and surgical treatment options for Heel Pain. If conservative measures have failed to give you relief, our board certified foot and ankle surgeons can discuss your surgical options.
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Heel Pain Surgery
Prior to surgery, our foot doctors will obtain digital x-rays in the office and will discuss the procedure that would be optimal for your foot. As laser surgery is not available for Heel Pain Surgery, a small incision is made on the bottom of the heel. Heel Pain surgery generally takes about a half hour to complete under IV sedation and takes place in an out patient setting. Da Vinci Foot and Ankle currently performs surgery at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro, Ga, Putnam General in Eatonton, GA and University McDuffie Hospital in Thomson, GA. Due to the anesthesia, patients are not permitted to eat or drink after midnight the night before surgery and are not permitted to drive them self home after the surgery. Lastly, a prescription for pain medicine will be given for comfort after the procedure.
After Heel Pain Surgery
The post-operative course for this surgery includes a sterile dressing and a walking boot. The dressing is not to be changed or tampered with until seen by the doctor 1 week after surgery. Patients are permitted to walk on the operative foot as instructed by your surgeon. Depending on surgeon preference, patients will be transitioned back to a supportive athletic shoe as tolerated typically two weeks after surgery. In general it is advised to decrease or modify your activities after surgery as post-operative pain and swelling is correlated to patient activities. Aside from our extensive surgical training, one thing that also separates Da Vinci Foot and Ankle from the competition is that we treat all of our surgical patients with MLS Laser Therapy immediately after surgery. This additional care enhances tissue healing, reduce swelling and pain, and ultimately speeds up patients recovery time.