Plantar fasciitis surgery did not cure

I’ve been dealing with plantar fasciitis for over a year now. I’ve been back and forth to my podiatrist. I’ve had cortisone shots and patches. He recommended physical therapy, stretching, ultra sound therapy and icing for several months. Nothing helped. Nine weeks ago, I had endoscopic plantar fasciitomy on both feet. Nine weeks later, no relief. My Dr. is now sending me to have an MRI on both feet/ ankle as well as get a second opinion. The ligament has been released, so what could be causing the continued pain?

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    Hello and thank you for your question. Some of the differentials that it could be include: Baxter’s nerve entrapment, radiculopathy, Achilles tendinitis, seronegative inflammatory condition, tarsal tunnel syndrome, calcaneal periostitis. If it is any of the above then doing a plantar fasciotomy will not provide you relief. I always recommend doing an MRI before any surgical procedure to ensure the diagnosis is correct. I hope that you are able work with the other Podiatrist otherwise please do not hesitate to reach out to me at