Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy

Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy is a recent advance in foot surgery to treat Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spur syndrome. This new technique allows for a quicker recovery and faster return to normal activity. The procedure is performed at an Outpatient Surgical Center and utilizes specially designed instruments and endoscopic cameras that allow Drs. Vinokur to visualize the anatomy and perform the fasciotomy with only two small incisions on the foot.

Most patients return to their regular shoes in 2 weeks and normal activities by weeks 3­-4.

Plantar Fasciitis

A ligament called the plantar fascia runs from the heel to the ball of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of this ligament. If the plantar fascia is too tight, your foot may not flatten enough. This will cause inflammation and pain. If the foot flattens too much, the fascia can overstretch, become inflamed and hurt. The bottom or inside of your heel may hurt when you stand. The pain usually lessens after you walk a few steps, but may return with prolonged movement.