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Midland Drive Podiatrist | Midland Drive Surgery for Heel Spurs | MI | Midland Family Footcare |

Midland Family Footcare
Lawrence Sternberg, DPM 
2924 Manor Drive, Midland, MI
(989) 631-0200
Email: mffc2924@ameritech.net

 

 
Surgery for Heel Spurs
 

Heel Spurs

 

Heel spurs syndrome is a painful condition that involves the bottom of the foot.  It is actually called plantar fasciitis which is inflammation of the tissues that hold up the arch.  The pain is usually worse in the morning when you get out of bed.  It also increases with activity.

 

90% of patients get better without surgery.  For the unlucky 10%, a simple endoscopic procedure is available.  It is outpatient and has a recovery time of 2-3 weeks.  The procedure is 80% successful and requires only two stitches and five days of bandaging.  Some patients still require an open release of the fascia which has a higher success rate but a much longer recovery time.

Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy

 

This procedure uses a camera to release the inside two-thirds of the ligament that hold up the arch.  Two incisions are made on the inside and outside of the heel to allow a hollow tube to be placed through the foot.  A camera (endoscope) is placed through one end and a special blade placed through the other.  The plantar fascia is then released away from the heel spur.


Recovery is 2-3 weeks.  Pain post-operatively is fairly low.  Patients are back into shoes in 5 days with a total recovery time of 2-3 weeks.

 
 
 
Midland Drive Podiatrist Midland Family Footcare is a poidiatry office providing Surgery for Heel Spurs, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Midland Drive, MI. We also do Conditions, Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Planter Warts, Planter Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Taylor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 48640 area and surrounding areas in Midland Drive