Certain cases of plantar fascitis may not only be due to plantar fascia scarring and swelling, but may also be due to a nerve pinched in the ankle region. As much as 20 percent of the people treated for heel plantar fasciitis do not experience relief with traditional therapy.
The reason for this may be calcaneal nerve entrapment, which is a branch of the tarsal tunnel nerves that are trapped or scarred in the arch. This relatively common cause of heel pain is also known as Baxter’s neuritis.
The advanced care provided from the UCLA faculty at University Foot and Ankle Institute is second to none. We are one of only a few international practices whose Podiatrists and surgeons have the experience in neurosensory testing and ultrasound uses in the diagnosis and treatment of nerve entrapments of the ankle and heel.