Recent Plantar Fasciitis Surgery June 2010, Hickory North Carolina

by David S
(Hickory, NC USA)

I am 36 years old and have or should say had Plantar Fasciitis in my right foot for years. The pain was so severe I could not perform my job at work, until I finally broke down and went to the Doctor.

I went through other treatments prior to surgery with the shots, inserts, etc and no relief. I had surgery 2 weeks ago and go for my first post op visit tomorrow.

The surgery only took about 30 minutes and the pain that I have experience with this surgery is no where near the pain I had before. My recovery is still ongoing but I really only have discomfort at night from where I have been walking around with a surgery shoe on. I am looking forward to telling my Doctor tomorrow that I have only been out of work for 2 weeks but I feel like I am able to go back and that the surgery was a success.

I would highly recommend this option to all those that are in severe pain and have tried all the other options first.

Good Luck to all and Take Care.


Joshua Answers:

Hi David.

Thanks for adding your experience here.

Would you mind describing your Plantar Fasciitis symptoms and history, so people with foot pain that are facing surgery can compare their symptoms and situtation to yours as they review their options?

If so, thanks in advance!

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.

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Aug 26, 2011
by: Anonymous

I had a wrap around my foot with a hard plastic piece to cover my heel area. After that I was in a type of surgery shoe to walk around in. It was several weeks before the Doctor's allowed me to try and wear surgery shoes. Hopes this helps.

Apr 20, 2011
surgery end of the month
by: Anonymous

I'm having surgery at the end of the month. The dr. says I won't have a cast, just a walking surgical shoe. IS that what you had or did you have a hard cast and crutches. It seems to me you shouldn't be walking right away. I have a sedentary job and he said I could go back in a couple of days as long as I can keep it elevated.

Jun 23, 2010
Plantar Fasciitis surgery, be committed!
by: David S

Thanks for your response Josh.

My Plantar Fasciitis started with sharp shooting pains in the heel of my foot like a sharp knife with every step that I took.

It started in the morning with my first step of the day and proceeded to continue with my daily activities. My pain would only ease up slightly with the more I was on my foot.

The pain was so bad one night that my regular family doctor was closed so I decided to go to a local urgent care center where xrays was performed. They doctor showed me my xray with the heel spurs.

The next day I received a call from the urgent care stating that I needed to see a Orthopedic Surgeon ASAP. Once I had my appointment more xrays were taken and I was told I had Plantar Fasciitis and 6 heel spurs and it was a wonder that I could even walk.

So the treatment started with the shoe inserts, injections into my heel ( this procedure is so painful ) I was also told to start heel exercises. Finally after trying these procedures for around 6 months and no relief it was decided that I must have the Plantar Fasciitis Release Surgery & the removal of the heel spurs.

I have since been to my post op visit and my surgeon took another xray to see the progress and it appears everything is healing properly.

My suggestion to all is that everyone has a different pain tolerance and you know how you feel and how much you can take. But everyone should try the other options FIRST before having the surgery just because it is a procedure that you must committ to the recovery time which is between 6 to 8 weeks minimum.

I hope this helps all of your readers who are in pain from what I experience everyday, with every step that I took.

Good luck to all and I hope all is on their way to a pain free day.


Joshua Comments:

Well said David. Commitment indeed!

Thank you so much for sharing.

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