Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP Plantar Fasciitis relief is now being offered in Gilbert, AZ and the surrounding communities of Chandler, Queen Creek, San Tan and Mesa, AZ by Physician and pain expert Dr. Dylan W. Krueger, NMD.
Overview of Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis is a very common presentation in family medicine and pain management, involving the pain on the bottom heel of the foot. The pain stems from microtrauma and degeneration of the fascial layer that connects the back of the foot to the toes in the front. The plantar fascia provides arch support and strength to the bottom of the foot under normal conditions. Damage can arise from extra force or overuse of the foot. This is commonly seen in runners, various types of athletes, and women who wear high heel shoes.
Signs and Symptoms
- Foot Pain
- Stabbing sensation
- Pain on the first steps in the morning
- Pain after exercise
Conventional Approaches to Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis can be diagnosed in office through a detailed case history and physical exam. Usually, the pain can be easily elicited by palpating the heel and bottom of the foot. Imaging is rarely needed to make this diagnosis, but can be ordered for complex presentations. For those cases, x-ray and MRI provide further detail as to the root cause of the foot pain. Generally, conservative treatments are used initially to treat plantar fasciitis. These include resting the foot, icing the area of pain, and stretches performed at home. If the pain continues, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories will be used. Common examples being Ibuprofen, and Naproxen. Additional therapies for pain relief include fitted orthotics for your shoes, splinting of the foot and physical therapy. Surgery and steroid injections are considered for continued pain after months of no relief from other treatments. These options provide pain relief but decrease the structural integrity of the foot.
PRP Plantar Fasciitis Relief
At Atlas Health Medical Groups Gilbert, AZ clinic, platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections are used to treat plantar fasciitis foot pain. The treatment involves taking a sample of the patient’s own blood, centrifuging, and then extracting the platelets from the other components of the blood. Once the platelets are extracted and concentrated, they then can be injected into the the damaged structures of the foot. The aim of the treatment is to restore structural strength of the fascial tissue by treating the laxity and micro trauma of the plantar fascia. This typically involves treating the plantar fascia, plantar aponeurosis, and the tendon and ligament attachments of the medial and anterior calcaneus bone. We also treat the spring ligament of the foot to provide increased arch and structural support.
Platelet Rich Plasma Benefits:
- Pain Relief
- Improves Ligaments, Tendons, Cartilage, Fascia, and Connective Tissue
- Utilizes your Natural Growth Factors
- Quicker Recovery Time
- Non-Surgical / Non-Invasive
This comprehensive PRP Plantar Fasciitis approach to foot pain allows the body to recover from the damages sustained to the plantar fascia. The PRP injections treat the damaged fascial tissue, ligaments and tendons that were stressed and micro damaged from chronic tension while strengthening all the supporting structures of the foot. This type of regenerative Naturopathic medicine produces clinical outcomes that produce outstanding results for foot pain. Patients begin seeing improvement within six weeks typically, with the best results observed 3-6 months post injection. Depending on the pain and severity, some patients may need multiple treatments for long term pain relief. Improved range of motion and functionality are also restored at our Gilbert, AZ location following comprehensive treatment. These outcomes provide attractive alternatives to conventional care with minimal expense and downtime. For more information about Regenerative Injection Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, Naturopathic pain management, or our Gilbert, AZ location, please contact us at: 480-648-1534
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