What can I expect after plantar fasciitis surgery?
Plantar Fascia Release Surgery Recovery
Most people return to their normal activity level within three to six weeks after surgery. Your doctor and physical therapist will give you strengthening and flexibility exercises soon after surgery. You will not be able to run or jump for three months after surgery.
Why does my foot still hurts after plantar fasciitis surgery?
Continued inflammation following a plantar fasciotomy may also be a source of continued pain. Once the plantar fascia can adequately stretch and the tension has been released along the insertion at the calcaneus, the inflammatory process usually starts to subside.
Do you need physical therapy after plantar fasciitis surgery?
You’ll likely be advised to go easy on your foot for several months. In the meantime, your post-surgery recovery may include flexibility and strengthening exercises, either with a physical therapist or on your own. Recovery after endoscopic surgery is shorter, typically 3 to 6 weeks.
Should I stay off work with plantar fasciitis?
One of the benefits is there’s no downtime following treatment. Most people get one treatment a week for three to five weeks. Fessette recommends that patients limit themselves to low-impact activity for about three weeks; competitive athletes and runners can usually resume their sports after four to six weeks.
How successful is plantar fasciitis surgery?
How successful is Plantar Fasciitis surgery? The Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy (EPF) has roughly a 90% success rate. Other surgical procedures also have good success rates with their own advantages and disadvantages.
When is it time for plantar fasciitis surgery?
Experts suggest that you try at least 6 months of other treatment before you consider surgery. Surgery may be right for you if you keep having bad heel pain after 6 to 12 months of home treatment. You might also think about surgery if heel pain is affecting your ability to work or do moderate exercise.
Is plantar fasciitis a disability?
Plantar fasciitis can be both a medical disability and a legally-protected disability that may qualify you for medical treatment, insurance coverage, or disability benefits, depending on a few different factors.
Why does my foot still hurt after surgery?
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It’s worth noting that a certain amount of lingering, residual discomfort and swelling after a foot surgery is a normal part of the healing process.