Plantar Fasciitis

Hi Doctor. I have had plantar fasciitis for over a year now and have done all the injections, orthotics and physical therapy as recommended and I’m still not better. I have to stand on my feet for work and feel that that is what’s preventing me from getting better. Now the Doctor is suggesting surgery. What other options do I have besides surgery or is that my only option?
Thank you for your time.

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    Plantar fasciitis for greater than 1 year is a different animal that when a patient comes in with plantar fasciitis for only a couple weeks. In Plantar fasciitis that has been around greater than 6 months, the tissue begins to change structure and becomes more degenerated or like scar tissue. In this case most conservative treatments do not work and more aggressive options need to be considered.

    One of the options I consider with my patients is amniotic membrane injections which falls under regenerative medicine. These injections attract the body’s own growth factors to the tissue to create an inflammatory response and repair process. This would be an option between conservative treatment and surgery. If you are interested in learning more about these I would speak to your Podiatrist.

    Good luck!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
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