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Dealing With Heel Pain? Try an Ultrasound-Guided Partial Plantar Fasciectomy

Your feet are vital to your daily function. From keeping up with your kids to running in late for your morning meetings, you need your feet to be in tiptop shape. Heel pain can stop you dead in your tracks and leave you limping along through life. 

The good news is that our experts are waiting to help you take your first pain-free steps. 

At US Neuropathy Centers, our team of experienced surgeons specializes in treating your heel pain with the best technology available. We’re proud to offer ultrasound-guided partial plantar fasciectomy. 

A closer look at your heel

You might not think much of your heel until it starts to cause you pain, but this protrusion at the back of your foot actually has a lot of responsibility.

Your heel is the largest bone in your foot and is the jumping-off point for important tendons like your Achilles tendon and muscles that help you move your toes. It also plays a huge role in constructing the arch of your foot. 

With so many tissues and structures relying on your heel, it’s no wonder there are many things that can go wrong and cause you pain. 

Common causes of heel pain

The list of conditions that cause heel pain is a long one. From bone spurs and stress fractures to tendinitis and arthritis, just about anything that can afflict a bone, nerve, or muscle can result in heel pain. 

The most common and most excruciating condition to ever attack your heel is plantar fasciitis. One of the tissues connected to your heel is the plantar fascia. This long band of tissue starts at your heel and extends along the bottom of your foot to your toes. 

When this band becomes irritated and inflamed, you experience significant pain in your heel and along the arch of your foot. This condition is plantar fasciitis. You might notice this pain is worse when you take your first steps in the morning or after sitting for long periods of time. 

Anyone can get plantar fasciitis, but there are a few factors that can put you at greater risk:

Fortunately, there’s a way to heal your heel and find relief from pain. 

Treating your heel pain

The first step in treating your heel pain is a proper diagnosis. At US Neuropathy Centers, we conduct a thorough review of your symptoms and a series of physical exams to come to an accurate diagnosis and guide your treatment plan. 

Your treatment plan starts off conservatively with orthotics, stretching, injections, and pain medication. If these methods don’t prove to be successful, we may recommend minimally invasive procedures like ultrasound-guided partial plantar fasciectomy. 

It might be a mouthful, but this procedure is actually quite simple. Guided by ultrasound technology, we get a clear view of the inside of your heel. Once inside your heel, we can easily remove the damaged part of your plantar fascia. 

But we don’t stop at using the best technology. We combine it with biological advancements by adding peptides to your treatment. 

Peptides are small units of amino acids your body easily absorbs. You can find them naturally in plant and animal proteins like eggs, milk, beans, and wheat. Bioactive peptides like collagen and creatine are the key to fast healing and building strength and muscle mass. 

These small-but-mighty structures can help your damaged plantar fascia not just rebuild but become even stronger, reducing your recovery time and ensuring lasting healing. 

Don’t spend another day in pain. Let our experienced surgeons give you the relief from pain you’ve been looking for. If you’d like more information or would like to get started with a consultation, call our Marietta, Georgia, office or schedule an appointment online today.

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