What is Plantar Fasciitis?
The most common cause of Chronic heal pain is Plantar Fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia). This ligament stretches and supports your arch with every step you take. Normally a healthy plantar fascia ligament is strong and flexible enough to fully support your body, but repetitive activities like running, shoes without stability, high or low arches, weight gain or the natural process of aging can cause stress, inflammation or small tears in the facia. The fascia first become painful after periods of rest and later extends further throughout the day. If left untreated this can develop into an even more painful condition called plantar fasciosis.
What are my treatment options?
You can undergo treatments such a stretching exercise, icing, pain medications or cortisone shots and custom inserts or orthotics for your shoes. Some of these treatments can take a bit longer, maybe weeks or months and may not work on everyone to alleviate pain. These treatments can often fail and the heel pain can become more chronic.
There are the traditional injections used for acute treatments and chronic treatments that unfortunately these last for a few months and do not impact the healing process directly. Some of these injections require the process of injecting your concentrated blood into the affected area. However, there is not medical data to support this treatment option. It may cause a degradation of the surrounding tissue and lead to rupture of the plantar fascia.
Unlike those, this new method we have introduced is a safe treatment that uses the power of placental tissue to support your body’s natural ability to heal. Concentrating on managing pain, reducing inflammation, repairs tear and scar tissues, this new therapy promotes healing and tissue growth and assists with long term tissue regeneration. The great news is you can get this treatment right in the office! No surgery needed, and you can get back on your feet within days. Many patients report pain relief in a few days and an improvement in function over the next several weeks. While the treatment can alleviate your pain, your doctor may suggest to come back 6-8 weeks after treatment is performed for a boost in the regeneration process.
Give our office a call at 973-256-0002 to schedule an appointment if you believe this can be for you. Advanced Footcare of NJ, 1031 McBride Ave, Suite D-105 Woodland Park.