What about endoscopic plantar fascia release?
New surgical techniques allow surgery to release the plantar fascia to be performed through small incisions using a tiny camera to locate and cut the plantar fascia. This procedure is called an endoscopic plantar fascia release. Some surgeons are concerned that the endoscopic plantar fascia release procedure increases the risk of damage to the small nerves of the foot. While there is no definitive answer that this endoscopic plantar fascia release is better or worse than a traditional plantar fascia release, most surgeons still prefer the traditional approach.
If your first few steps out of bed in the morning cause severe pain in the heel of your foot, you may have plantar fasciitis (fashee-EYE-tiss), an overuse injury that affects the sole of the foot. A diagnosis of plantar fasciitis means you have inflamed the tough, fibrous band of tissue (fascia) connecting your heel bone to t he base of your toes.
You're more likely to develop the condition if you're female, overweight or have a job that requires a lot of walking or standing on hard surfaces. You're also at risk if you walk or run for exercise, especially if you have tight calf muscles that limit how far you can flex your ankles. People with very flat feet or very high arches also are more prone to plantar fasciitis.
Below are listed a number of recent news articles about Plantar Fasciitis and how to find relief.
Tips and Tricks - Plantar Fasciitis
This is an interesting article and video on a New York-based online newspaper with some useful tips and tricks to help ease the pain caused by Plantar Fasciitis.
How to prevent Plantar Fasciitis
This Physiotherapy blog gives some good advice on how to prevent Plantar Fasciitis in the gym.
How to buy the best running shoes
This Fox News article gives some great advice of what to look for when buying new running shoes , and how this can help prevent foot problems such as plantar fasciitis.