When to Consider Podiatherm for Nerve Pain

When to Consider Podiatherm for Nerve Pain

Those who suffer with two of the most frequently diagnosed and painful foot problems can finally gain lasting relief, thanks to an innovative treatment.

One in 10 people suffer with plantar fasciitis, a painful condition characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick band of tissue that stretches along the bottom of your foot, from your heel to your toes.

One in three individuals suffers from Morton’s neuroma, another uncomfortable condition that’s caused when the tissue that surrounds a nerve in your foot thickens and swells. Neuromas typically develop between the third and fourth toe, in the ball of your foot. It can feel like you have a pebble permanently stuck there. 

Since the respected podiatry team at Premier Foot & Ankle strives to provide the most advanced treatments for their patients, they enthusiastically adopted Podiatherm treatment, the benefits of which we outline here. 

No matter what foot issue you seek treatment for, our podiatrists are intent on bringing you relief, restoring your full mobility, and using the most cutting-edge tools and treatments to do so from any of our five convenient Texas locations.

Nerve pain conditions are a great source of discomfort for many

Since both Morton’s neuroma and plantar fasciitis affect so many, the search for effective treatments has been focused. Both conditions can lower your quality of life considerably because:

Some of the causes of each of these conditions can be modified, while others can’t. 

Morton’s neuroma can result from running and other sports, having a job where you stand for prolonged periods, and wearing ill-fitting shoes and high heels. However, certain foot deformities, including hammertoe, bunions, and flat feet also contribute to the development of the condition.

Being overweight or obese can lead to plantar fasciitis, as can wearing shoes without enough support when running or continuing to go after sustaining an injury to your ankle, foot, or leg. If the way you walk — known as your gait — is altered for any reason, you’re at higher risk for plantar fasciitis. 

Similar to Morton’s neuroma, you can develop plantar fasciitis if you have flat feet or work in a field where you must stand or walk for long periods. Activities that require frequent jumping, as well as weight lifting, can also contribute to the condition. 

Advanced treatment that offers relief 

In addition to conservative treatment for both conditions, such as orthotics, anti-inflammatory medications, and corticosteroid injections, a groundbreaking treatment called Podiatherm has provided relief from the life-altering pain and limited mobility brought on by plantar fasciitis and Morton’s neuroma. 

Podiatherm is a noninvasive treatment that’s powered by radiofrequency energy. It actually interferes with nerve pain transmission. Your foot’s peripheral nerve, when treated using Podiatherm, is simply no longer able to transmit pain. 

The procedure itself is simple, brief, and comfortable. Your podiatrist uses a local anesthetic to numb your treatment area and gently inserts a needle through which the energy will be directed to your nerve. Next, your doctor stimulates your nerve to make certain the correct one is being treated. The radiofrequency treatment is directed to several places so your pain is sure to be eliminated.

This treatment receives rave reviews from our patients because there’s no post-treatment downtime required, you can leave our office with only your treatment area lightly bandaged, and, best of all, after several days you start to notice a difference. Some patients experience relief the day following treatment, while complete relief takes about 4-6 weeks. 

Neuroma sufferers may experience toe numbness, but nerve regeneration typically occurs after about two years when you receive Podiatherm treatment. If the pain comes back, it’s fine to get another treatment. 

Those with plantar fasciitis report that when the treatment relieves the pain, numbness, burning, and other unpleasant symptoms of their condition, they can live life with gusto again. 

If other treatments have failed, Podiatherm may help you avoid surgery. 

If you struggle with Morton’s neuroma or plantar fasciitis, it’s time to consider Podiatherm treatment. Call our Premier Foot & Ankle office most convenient to you and schedule an appointment, or use our convenient online booking tool

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