Our Planter Fasciitis Solutions
What is Planter Fasciitis?
The plantar fascia is a strong, thick band of tissue on the bottom of the foot that runs from the heel to the toes. Repetitive stress to this structure can cause pain and inflammation at the bottom of the heel and cause difficulty with standing, walking, running and negotiating stairs. Risk factors include prolonged jogging, prolonged standing, improper footwear, and collapsed arches (flat feet). The repetitive pulling of the tissue on the heel bone causes localized, sharp pain on the bottom of the heel. The symptoms tend to be worse in the morning and taking the first step out of bed will usually cause significant pain at the bottom of the foot.
What are some symptoms of an ankle injury?
- Pain and swelling around any portion of the ankle
- Pain with standing, walking, or running
- Limited movement of the ankle
- Pain on the bottom of the foot or into the shin
- Loss of balance and stability while upright
What are some treatments for Planter Fasciitis?
- Regenerative Medicine: The stem cell treatment process involves extracting regenerative cells from the patient’s body and then injecting the cells directly into the affected area of the sprained or strained tissue. The cells can transform into the type of cell necessary for healing. The addition of platelet rich plasma (PRP) can increase the effectiveness of the cell repair work by amplifying the activity of the regenerative cells. Stem cell treatment is a safe alternative to surgery since the procedure will only use the stem cells and platelets from the patient’s own body. This means that anybody, regardless of their age, could undergo stem cell treatment.
- Epidural Steroid Injection: Epidural Steroid Injection is an application of Cortisone, a powerful anti-inflammatory steroid into the area that surrounds the spinal cord and the nerves that extend from it, called the epidural space. The steroid that is injected reduces the inflammation or swelling of the nerves in the epidural space. This may reduce pain, tingling, numbness and other symptoms caused by nerve inflammation or swelling.
- Active Release Technology: In ART, the treating physician/therapist will use their hands in a manual technique to identify regions of dysfunctional muscle, ligament or tendon tissue. Once identified, the physician/therapist will apply specifically directed pressure over the affected or related anatomical structures while the patient performs specific body movements.
- Physical Therapy: At the outset of treatment, one of our highly trained physical therapists will perform an initial comprehensive examination and consultation. Their findings and treatment recommendations will be discussed with you, and our medical rehabilitation team, in a shared decision-making model of patient care. This collaboration ensures that patient care is delivered in a controlled, timely manner, resulting in faster recovery and return to normal activities.
- Occupational Therapy: Occupational Therapists commonly treat chronic or acute pain, or problems with coordination, balance, strength, endurance, flexibility, or range of motion. These symptoms can affect your ability to perform basic lifestyle activities or prevent a full return to function.
- Acupuncture: Because Acupuncture influences many different body systems, it is used to help treat all types of diseases and body dysfunction. It can be used for chronic or acute conditions like back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, and tendonitis.
- Massage Therapy: Massage Therapy is the hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body which include the muscles, connective tissue (ligaments and tendons) and joints. Widely accepted as part of many physical rehabilitation programs, this therapy can be beneficial in the prevention and treatment of many chronic and acute health problems.
- MLS Laser Therapy: Laser therapy can be used to treat acute conditions and is most effective when it is used as soon as possible following the initial injury. The faster the body’s inflammation is reduced, the sooner the healing process can begin. MLS Laser Therapy can help restore the body to normal function much quicker than other pain-relieving interventions.
- Tenex Health TX: Tenex Health TX™ is supported by cutting-edge research developed by the Mayo Clinic to solve chronic, unresponsive tendon pain, which until now was lacking a definitive medical solution. Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine has partnered with Tenex Health TX™ to offer this minimally invasive technology designed to precisely identify, remove and extract damaged tendon tissue.
Why Choose Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine?
Whether you are suffering from a recent or chronic lumbar spine condition that is adversely affecting your ability to live life under your terms, we may be able to help.
To have a consultation with one of our doctors, please contact one of our Patient Care Coordinators at 908-754-1960 or you may contact us online.