Learn About our Cutting-Edge Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

Heel and foot pain can literally stop you in your tracks. Often, the culprit is the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. Your plantar fascia helps your feet absorb the shock and strain they absorb daily. When this tissue becomes inflamed, you may experience stabbing pain in your foot and heel that can make mobility difficult.

You’re more likely to develop plantar fasciitis if you work a job where you’re on your feet all day, if you’re carrying extra body weight, or if you participate in high-impact sports, such as running. Shoes with inadequate support can also contribute to the condition.

Treating plantar fasciitis

If you have plantar fasciitis, the team at Premier Foot & Ankle can help. Their doctors use several cutting-edge techniques that can get results fast without the need for long recovery times.

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®)

The EPAT system assists your body in its effort to heal the cause of your plantar fascia pain. The EPAT system uses pressure waves to stimulate blood flow in your foot. The increased blood flow in turn helps your body’s natural healing systems. Treatments are noninvasive, so there’s no risk of infection, no need for anesthetics, and no need for recovery time.

Podiatherm radiofrequency therapy

The Podiatherm system targets the nerves involved with plantar fasciitis pain. The system uses radiofrequency energy to heat nerve tissue and thereby disrupt the pain signals. Treatments, which are minimally invasive, involve inserting a tiny probe to heat the nerve tissue. Treatments can reduce or eliminate the amount of pain you experience.

Multiwave locked system laser therapy

Multiwave locked system laser therapy uses lasers to stimulate healing in your plantar fascia by increasing cell turnover and decreasing inflammation. The treatment, which is pain-free, can reduce pain while aiding your body’s repair mechanisms.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy

Another treatment that can assist your body’s recovery effort is platelet-rich plasma therapy. First, a small sample of your blood is drawn. Then your blood is put in a centrifuge to separate the growth factors in your blood from the other components. Then the growth factors are inserted into the areas with plantar fasciitis inflammation.

The growth factor hormones in your blood are an important resource for healing. By concentrating them and inserting them into the area that needs healing, this can help the damaged tissue heal better and therefore reduce or eliminate your pain.

To see if any of these exciting new methods can treat your plantar fasciitis, book an appointment online or over the phone with Premier Foot & Ankle today.

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