If you have plantar fasciitis, you know how difficult it can be to find long-term relief for this chronic source of heel pain. While conservative treatments, like exercises and orthotics, can provide relief, they sometimes only temporarily help the symptoms subside, meaning you’ll feel the pain again later.
Now, through cutting-edge regenerative medicine treatment, your body can finally heal from plantar fasciitis inflammation for good. Discover from board-qualified podiatrist Ryan Golub, DPM of Arizona Foot Health in Phoenix, Arizona how regenerative medicine will revolutionize your recovery from plantar fasciitis.
What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is caused by your fascia, the tissue running under your foot from your toes to heel, becoming inflamed. The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is experiencing severe pain in your heel or the arch of your foot.
Usually, the pain is most acute when you get up in the morning, as your fascia is stiff from being at rest. Getting up after sitting or lying down for extended periods of time can also be highly painful. After you’ve been moving for a period of time, the fascia loosens, reducing your pain.
What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine is a cutting edge form of modern medicine that works to repair your body at the cellular level. Rather than simply treating your body’s injury or illness, regenerative medicine aims to make you physically stronger and healthier by using your body’s own healing abilities.
In a typical regenerative medicine treatment, Dr. Golub injects healthy amniotic tissues, stem cells, or platelets into the area you’ve injured. The injections work with your body’s own tissues and cells to promote their self-repair mechanisms.
How does regenerative medicine treat plantar fasciitis?
To treat plantar fasciitis pain and inflammation, Dr. Golub uses amniotic growth factor injections. These injections use amniotic fluid, which comes from the outer layer of the placenta, to heal, repair, and restore the inflamed fascia tissues causing your plantar fasciitis.
Amniotic growth factor injections, when combined with conservative treatment, offer long-term relief and healing for your pain. Materials in the amniotic tissue, such as cytokines, collagen, growth factor proteins, growth factor and proteins, and multipotent cells, work to rebuild and regenerate your tissues while aiding your body in self-repair.
What can I expect from a regenerative medicine treatment?
Amniotic growth factor injections are an outpatient treatment you get from Dr. Golub at Arizona Foot Health’s office in Phoenix, Arizona. At your appointment, Dr. Golub injects amniotic growth factor tissues into the area or areas in your foot causing you pain, a quick procedure you can conveniently insert into your lunch break or another part of your day. You can immediately return to your typical activities after the injection.
The number of injections you need depends on the severity of your plantar fasciitis and your body’s unique response to the treatment. Before starting regenerative medicine, Dr. Golub works to develop a treatment plan with you that offers plantar fasciitis relief.
If you have chronic plantar fasciitis pain that won’t go away, it’s time to stop suffering. Gain your quality of life back with regenerative medicine.
To make an appointment at Arizona Foot Health to discover more about treating plantar fasciitis with regenerative medicine, make your appointment online or over the phone.