Plantar Fasciitis Surgery
Probably Not The Best Idea

In my professional opinion, like all surgery for tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis Surgery is a bad idea. This of course includes surgery on the Plantar Fascia).

I only say that because you can actually heal yourself, with the RIGHT activities and information.

And, looking at it purely from a structural point of view, weakening or removing the pillars of a bridge doesn't make the bridge stronger, it makes it more likely to collapse.

Same goes for partially or completely severing the supportive structures (plantar fascia) of your foot.



Should You Get Plantar Fasciitis Surgery?

Only a very small number of people are candidates for Plantar Faciitis Surgery.

Doctors and Surgeons will give you all sorts of good reasons and predictions for Plantar Fasciitis Surgery. You may want to listen to them.

In your particular case, if you have a SEVERE case, it -may- be the best option...

Maybe.

Possibly.

But I’m not convinced.

Not even a little bit.

Once you understand the how and why of plantar fasciitis, you'll (hopefully) require a little more convincing from your surgeon too.


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What Is Plantar Fasciitis Surgery?

Plantar Fasciitis Surgery is named medically as a Plantar Fasciotomy.

This means that a surgeon cuts the Plantar Fascia either partially or completely.  This either weakens the structure (and sets it up for future injury) or totally eliminates the structures ability to support the mobile design of the foot (because there is no more pillar under the bridge, so to speak).

Maybe severing a major structural support will help, but in the process of separating the structural supports that hold your foot together it also:

  • creates a lot more scar tissue. Cutting anywhere on the body results in the formation of scar tissue.
  • weakens remaining supports
  • puts greater load on other structures not designed to handle that load


Scar tissue is potentially already part of the problem, so more isn't going to be a benefit.

And cutting the connections of a major piece of connective tissue from its bony anchor....is like taking steel beams out of the walls of a skyscraper.

This particular method makes your foot unstable, and that will cause many different kinds of problems down the road.


What Plantar Fasciitis Surgery
Can Not Do

Plantar Fasciitis Surgery does NOT:

  • Does NOT reverse the Pain Causing Dynamic that is resulting in more and more pain and problem
  • Does NOT Stop the Process of Inflammation cycle going on in your foot
  • Does NOT correct the factors that helped cause your Plantar Fasciitis, like being overweight, having a bad stride, standing on your feet all day, nutritional insufficiency, muscular dysfunction, constrictive connective tissue, nor being flat footed or weak footed
  • Does NOT magically cure your foot. At best, it’s not an easy fix. You still have to do recover from the trauma of surgery, do adequate rehab, etc


When you know the answer to the question What Is Tendonitis?, you begin to understand that plantar fasciitis is a SYMPTOM.

Remove The Supports And
Watch It Fall!

Your plantar fascia hurts (maybe), but that's a symptom, not a cause.  

Attacking a symptom can't eliminate the cause of the problem.  If the plantar fascia is too tight (which is what doctors will tell you), WHY IS IT TOO TIGHT?

How did it become that way?  How is cutting the too tight tissue going to deal with the reasons that it became tight in the first place?


Before you get plantar fasciitis surgery, I suggest that you Quiz Your Doctor.


The Bad News About
Plantar Fasciitis Surgery

There is no magic pill.

The pain of Plantar Fasciitis won’t go away on its own, and it can’t be fixed by surgery.

Plantar Fasciitis Tendonitis is too complex of a problem to be fixed by surgery.


Best case scenario? Plantar Fascia Surgery will temporarily help reduce pain and limitation (after you recover from the injury surgery causes).


Notice that I said Temporarily.

You may get years of benefit. Some do.

Your doctor certainly won’t guarantee you any results or give you your money back if their Plantar Faciitis Surgery doesn’t work to your satisfaction.

No medical institution will claim that they can fix your foot pain.


What Can You Do About It?

You can fix Plantar Fascitis, that's what you can do about it.

It will take a small amount of time every day, and some effort.

There is no magic pill.

So, what can you do to make the pain go away?

My free advice is to learn How To Reduce Inflammation.  It's not a fix, but is effective at lowering foot pain levels.

Also, learn about Plantar Fasciitis Treatment. 






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