Heel pain is one of the most common problems that present to medical practitioners and podiatrists. Dr Buckley offers surgical treatment options for heel pain including minimally invasive keyhole surgery for plantar fasciitis and painful heel spurs. This technique involves a tiny incision at the base of the heel and the procedure is performed using imaging guidance such as  Fluroscopy (Live Xrays).

Plantar fascia surgery is undertaken as day surgery under local or general anaesthesia and takes around 15 minutes to complete.  Patients are normally allowed to bear weight immediately following surgery and return to regular activities after approximately 2 weeks. The treatment is usually definitive and patients often experience relief of symptoms almost immediately after surgery. 

Advantages of a minimally invasive approach

  • Very small incision means less potential for scarring
  • Less dissection and disruption of surrounding tissues means potentially faster recovery and often less postoperative pain
  • Less Downtime; patients are often back to normal activities within a few weeks


  • Persistent heel pain longer than 1 year
  • Heel pain that has not responded to conservative treatments such as orthoses, physical therapy, injections, footwear and activity modifications
  • Persistent pain when performing normal activities

To book a consultation with Dr Ned Buckley regarding Heel Surgery, please contact our clinic on 9481 8194 or use our online  booking system for an instant appointment. 

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.