Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition of the inside of the heel. The natural history is that it will eventually burn itself out.

Usually good conservative measures, e.g. insoles, deep message and targeted steroid injections, relieve symptoms.

For a few patients however, nothing seems to work.

There are a number of different surgical treatments for plantar fasciitis. The least invasive is a procedure called ‘Topaz Coblation’. A number of small puncture wounds are made in the fascia using a special machine. This causes dysruption of the thickened fascia and stimulates healing.

For the right patient this can be very successful.