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To schedule a podiatrist appointment with either the Cape May Court House office or the Beesley’s Point office, call 609-465-1644.


29 East Mechanic Street
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

618 North Shore Road
Beesley's Point, NJ 08223

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Heel Surgery

Surgery is usually not necessary for plantar fasciitis. About 95 out of 100 people who have plantar fasciitis are able to relieve heel pain without surgery. But  you may need surgery if nonsurgical treatment has not helped and heel pain is restricting your daily activities.

The main types of surgery for plantar fasciitis are:

  • Plantar fascia release. This procedure involves cutting part of the plantar fascia ligament. This releases the tension on the ligament and relieves inflammation.
  • Other procedures, such as removing a heel spur or stretching or loosening specific foot nerves.

Experts in the past thought that heel spurs caused plantar fasciitis. Now experts generally believe that heel spurs are the result, not the cause, of plantar fasciitis. Many people with large heel spurs never have heel pain or plantar fasciitis. So surgery to remove heel spurs is rarely done.