Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that involves a stretching and inflammation of a ligament in the bottom of the foot known as the plantar fascia. Patients with this condition may experience discomfort in the heel, arch of the foot or back of the leg when walking, which is usually worse when getting up after being seated for an extended period of time. Bone spurs may also develop in the heel as a result of this condition.
This condition is often treated with conservative methods such as rest, stretching and anti-inflammatory medications to temporarily relieve pain and reduce the risk of plantar fasciitis becoming a chronic condition. Surgery may be required for patients with severe cases of this condition.
Radiofrequency lesioning is a new treatment option for patients with plantar fasciitis that delivers electric currents to the affected area to destroy the nerve fibers beneath the skin while promoting the growth of new blood vessels. This advanced procedure offers patients many advantages over other treatments for plantar fasciitis, and Dr. Zarate is proud to offer it to his patients.
Patients can benefit from a fast recovery and effective pain relief within seven to 10 days after this procedure. Results are faster and longer lasting than treatment with medication, and the procedure is much less invasive than surgery, making it an ideal treatment for many cases of plantar fasciitis.
While radiofrequency lesioning is still in its early stages, it is considered safe for most patients with plantar fasciitis. Dr. Zarate will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for this procedure after performing a thorough evaluation of your condition.