As one of the most common forms of heel pain, Plantar Fasciitis is a result of inflammation within the plantar fascia. This thick band of tissue extends along the bottom of the foot, and connects the heel bone to the toes. The Mayo Clinic explains that the condition often causes a stabbing pain as an individual takes their first steps in the morning. Though the pain lessens with more movement, it can return after long periods of standing or when a person gets up after sitting. Moreover, while plantar fasciitis is widely associated with runners, people who are overweight or wear shoes with inadequate support might also have an increased risk.
Despite known risk factors, there are instances in which plantar fasciitis can develop without rhyme or reason. What’s more, when tension and stress are placed on the tissue, stretching can actually do more harm than good. This is because repetitive stretching can result in more inflammation. Therefore, when individuals experience heel pain, it is important not to ignore it or attempt to power through it. Doing so could lead to more serious problems involving the foot, knee, hip or back.
Treatment for Foot and Heel Pain
Conventional treatment for plantar fasciitis involves rest, cryotherapy (ice) and specific stretching exercises (once inflammation has subsided). Pain relievers may also be recommended to ease heel pain, along with cortisone injections, physical therapy, splinting or orthotics.
However, for athletes and individuals that are susceptible to ongoing episodes of plantar fasciitis, biologic regenerative treatment protocols provide an appealing option that is safe and effective.
At Advanced Healing Institute in Lake Forest, CA, Dr. Dehdari offers Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections that not only quicken an individual’s recovery from conditions like plantar fasciitis, it signals the body’s natural regenerative healing process to repair damage to the plantar fascia. Patients avoid the need for hospitalization and actually move towards long-lasting improvement and healing.
To discuss the benefits of regenerative treatment for plantar fasciitis, call Advanced Healing Institute to arrange a consultation with musculoskeletal radiologist and interventional specialist Dr. Reza Dehdari.
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