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Many conditions can affect the rear part of the foot and ankle. Two common conditions can cause pain to the bottom of the heel and lead to surgical intervention: plantar fasciitis (an inflammation of a fibrous band of tissue in the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel bone to the toes) and tarsal tunnel syndrome (often the result of stress on the nerves of the foot).
There are many causes of heel pain and most cases can be effectively treated without surgery. When plantar fasciitis is not relieved by non surgical treatments, then Dr. Young has found the minimal incision Koby procedure very effective. It is a ten minute procedure that releases the taut plantar fascia. It is very easy to heal from and allows immediate walking. An alternative non surgical treatment for resistant heel pain is Shockwave therapy. A one time treatment, it allows the tissues to change from a stalled out chronic condition to a more vital environment in which the tissues can heal from the heel pain.
See our articles on the Koby procedure and Shockwave in the paitent information articles in Foot Problems: Heel Pain.