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How Do You Treat Bunion Pain?
Published: 06/24/2014

A Bunion is a bump that develops on the side of the big toe joint and can occur at any age. Bunions most commonly occur as a result of muscular and tendon imbalances in the foot and can be associated...Read more >>

Congratulations to Dr. Louis for his years of service!
Published: 06/18/2014

Dr. Louis Jimenez has been in private practice for over 36 years, serving patient in the metro-Atlanta area. In addition to lecturing nationally, Dr. Jimenez participates in the training of local...Read more >>

Doctoring… in the family - Drs Jimenez
Published: 06/18/2014
Dr Louis Jimenez

In 1978, the Jimenez family put down roots in Snellville. It was a very small town then and the medical profession was just beginning to blossom. Prior to new doctors arriving, most folks had to...

Primera Heel Pain Surgery

PRIMERA HEEL PAIN SURGERY!!

In the event that you are unsuccessful with conservative treatments for heel pain, we can help by offering surgery as an additional option. Our foot doctors specialize in heel pain treatments and are board certified in heel pain surgery. Additionally, as the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, our surgical team focuses  on providing you with both a private and relaxing surgical experience!


HEEL PAIN SURGERY: BONE SPUR REMOVAL vs EPF?

Surgery for heel pain is commonly associated with the removal of bone spurs. Quite the contrary, as we do not typically remove any bones spurs when focusing on heel pain on the bottom of the foot. In fact, the most common procedure we offer for this type of heel pain is the Endoscopic Plantar Fasciiotomy (EPF). Through two small incisions and with the use of a small camera and endoscope, we are able to reduce the tension in the problematic tissues. By releasing a portion of the fibers in the plantar fascia, the inflammation associated with the heel reduces dramatically.

 

HEEL PAIN SURGERY: BONE SPUR REMOVAL & THE ACHILLES TENDON

For those patients suffering from Achilles Tendonitis and pain at the back of the heel, now we start to consider removing prominent bones spurs! In some cases we can perform a similar procedure to the EPF and release tight tissue fibers in the back of the leg, however, a majority of the time when the pain is located in the back of the heel, it is indeed associated with a bone spur. All scar tissue is removed from the Achilles Tendon attachment on the back of the heel and any prominent bone spurs are removed. The Achilles Tendon is secured to the back of the heel with small bone anchors. Compared to the above EPF procedure for plantar heel pain, the surgery for Achilles Tendon heel pain is considerably more involved.

  • Thank you so much! The pain in my right big toe joint has relief after my 2nd laser treatment. Thank you!!!

    MLS Laser Treatment for Pain

    Sheliah C., 6.6.14

  • Everything and everyone was fantastic! Your staff is top notch, surgery was great, recovery is going very well. Will recommend you for sure! Dr. Dorian is awesome!!! Thank you so much!

    Bunion Surgery

    Donna K., 12.20.13

  • He was an incredible doctor. He got to the root of my issues and made sure that I had some relief before leaving. He has a wonderful demeanor and you can tell he loves what he does.

    Heel Pain

    Lynisha M., 10.22.13