PLANTAR FASCIITIS: Dr. Debra Young Pioneers the Koby ISOGARD™ System which Shows a 97.7% Success Rate (Resolved and Improved Results)
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain, and about 15% of patients who present with foot complaints have heel pain. Most patients complain of intense pain with the first few steps in the morning or after an extended period of rest.
Once a diagnosis is made, conservative treatments should be implemented immediately. Typical initial treatments include rest, ice, elevation, and stretching of the affected limb. Other treatments to provide pain relief include injections, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and ultrasound therapy.
For plantar fasciitis that has not responded to conservative methods and has persisted for several months, surgery may be necessary. The purpose of the surgery is to release the fascia, a gristle-like covering on the muscle attached to the heel. Techniques have become far less invasive than just a few years ago and the newest procedure, the Koby ISOGARD™ system (K.I.S), is the least invasive treatment for plantar fasciitis. In a ten-minute surgery that has very little recovery time, the fascia is released. Immediate walking is allowed as tolerated. It only requires two sutures which are removed in about a week. Dr. Young has offered this procedure since 2004 with complete relief of plantar heel pain in nearly every case.