Thanks to recent strides in healthcare and science, Stem Cell Therapy is more effective than ever at treating pain in the ankle and foot, including Plantar Fasciitis. The procedure is simple and non-surgical, involving nothing more than a single in-office injection.
The Mayo Clinic describes Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia—the ligaments that connect the front of the foot to the heel. Inflamed fascia triggers pain in the heel of the foot–usually following exercising, while taking the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting for a long period of time. Pain from this condition starts mild, but can become more bothersome and disruptive if not treated correctly.
The bottom of each foot has a wide, thick band of soft tissue that runs along this area. Your plantar fascia tissue connect to the Achilles tendon. It’s responsible for holding the tension that creates the arch of each foot. The location of the plantar fascia tissue is right along the sole of your foot. Because of it being in this commonly-used area, it is easily damaged by overuse or any activity that causes it to stretch more than usual.
If you feel sharp or stabbing pains when you get up in the morning and place weight on your feet, it is an indication of plantar fasciitis. This common characteristic can weed out other foot issues. Common symptoms we see in patients also include:
Plantar fasciitis can come on over time and you may not feel symptoms sometimes, while others you will be in severe pain trying to walk or stand. With any of the type of symptoms we listed, make sure you have your feet evaluated so your tissues don’t become more inflamed.
If you’ve never had plantar fasciitis, but you already do have feet issues, it’s best to avoid this condition if you can. Some tips to avoid issues include:
Common methods for treating plantar fasciitis involve orthopedic foot supports, stretching of the foot/leg and physical therapy. Most cases will resolve within a year, but sometimes surgery is needed to release the tension on the plantar fascia.
By incorporating stem cell medicine, Stem Cell Centers can relieve the inflammation in your foot and eliminate your need for surgery while reducing your overall recovery time.
By injecting stem cells into the affected area with additional growth factors to treat the inflamed connective tissues of the foot, your condition will improve with a natural healing process. A high concentration of injected stem cells repair the injured area and restore your prior function.
Growth factors in the stem cell injections further stimulate stem cells helping them actively repair your foot.
While some doctors turn to cortisone injections, it is important to note that these shots can actually cause more damage to the affected tendons. Stem cell injections relieve pain but also regenerate the tissue needed for long-lasting healing.
Plantar Fasciitis that is chronic–has been occurring for more than 6 months–has been found to respond well to a stimulation of the inflammation process via stem cell therapy, reports Podiatry Today.
If chronic plantar fasciitis pain is limiting your daily routine or preventing you from activities you enjoy; regenerative stem cell therapy may be the answer you’ve been looking for!
Regenerative stem cell therapy may offer, long-term relief for people that are suffering from joint pain, arthritis, and neuropathy. The procedure takes less than 30 minutes with minimal pain. Call Stem Cell Centers today at (877) 808-0016 and see what stem cell therapy can do for you!