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Pre-surgical tests or exams are required to identify optimal candidates, and it's important to observe post-surgical recommendations concerning rest, ice, compression, elevation of the foot, and when to place weight on the operated foot. In some cases, it may be necessary for patients to use bandages, splints, casts, surgical shoes, crutches, or canes after surgery.

From: Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Podiatric Medical Association: "Heel Pain," "General Foot Health." American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine: "Running and Your Feet." American Podiatric Medical Association: "Rearfoot Surgery." FamilyDoctor.org: "Plantar Fasciitis: "A Common Cause of Heel Pain."        Green, D. Podiatry Today, May 2006.




DeLee: DeLee and Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine,  3rd ed.

The Nemours Foundation.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 4, 2018

SOURCES: American Podiatric Medical Association: "Heel Pain," "General Foot Health." American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine: "Running and Your Feet." American Podiatric Medical Association: "Rearfoot Surgery." FamilyDoctor.org: "Plantar Fasciitis: "A Common Cause of Heel Pain."        Green, D. Podiatry Today, May 2006.




DeLee: DeLee and Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine,  3rd ed.

The Nemours Foundation.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 4, 2018

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