Plantar Fasciitis Surgery in New Jersey
Approximately 2 million people are treated for plantar fasciitis every year. It is the most common cause of pain on the bottom of the heel.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Also known as “Heel Spur Syndrome”, heel pain is commonly caused by plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the band of tissue that extends from the heel to the toes.
Most people with plantar fasciitis recover within one year using non-surgical treatments, such as orthotics and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. PRP is a groundbreaking treatment currently very popular in professional athletics. It consists of a special mixture of blood cells used to treat tendon and ligament damage. Use of PRP demonstrates one of the ways our surgeons stay on top of the current treatment therapies in the world of medicine.
However, foot problems that fail to respond to “conservative” management will require surgery.
Benefits of Plantar Fasciitis surgery
- Eliminate chronic heel pain
- Improved quality of life
How is Surgery for Plantar Fasciitis Performed?
The surgeon will begin by making an incision around the heel pad. This allows incisions to be made to the fascia ligament to release strain. If a heel spur is present, it may be removed along with any damaged tissue.
Endoscopic surgery may also be used. This minimally invasive procedure uses a camera to assist surgical correction of the plantar fascia. It will help the surgeon locate the damaged portion of the fascia through instruments, which are fed through a small incision.
Preparing for Plantar Fasciitis Surgery
You will need to arrange to have someone drive you home after your surgery.
Recovering from Plantar Fasciitis Surgery
Following plantar fascia surgery, a cast or brace will help reduce weight on the heel of the foot to allow the tissue to heal. It may take a few weeks before weight bearing can be applied. In most cases, it will take at least three months to regain full activity of the foot.
Physical therapy may be needed to help rebuild strength of your foot.
About Our Team
Driven by the pursuit of excellence, Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson are the surgeons of choice for foot and ankle treatments in Cedar Knolls, NJ, and Northern NJ. Dr. Mark Solomon serves as the team podiatrist for the New York Jets. Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson offer an unsurpassed ability to diagnose and treat sports-related foot and ankle conditions/injuries. In addition, Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons has been voted the top podiatrist in Morris County.
How Much Does Plantar Fasciitis Surgery Cost?
Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons accept Medicare and Atlantic Health System’s local health insurance. We are considered an out-of-network provider with other insurance plans.
Some insurance plans include an out-of-network provision. If your insurance plan has this provision, it is likely to cover a portion of the eligible charges. As a courtesy, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will submit your claims on your behalf.
If you do not have medical insurance, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will review the various payment options we offer. We offer CareCredit® financing and accept major credit cards.
It is ultimately the patient’s responsibility to know and understand what services are covered under their individual insurance policy.
Board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and Fellows of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, both Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson represent a new generation of foot and ankle specialists. Contact us to schedule your initial appointment today!