If you’re experiencing foot pain or secondary problems in your knees, hips, back, and neck related to your foot pain, then you need to know about HyProCure® treatment. This outpatient procedure works by inserting a titanium stent in the natural space between your ankle and heel bone. This stops the ankle from rolling inward and stops or decreases the abnormal excessive motion causing the foot pain in the first place.
When researching treatments out there it’s easy to get distracted by what others have to say about what their experience has been, or to start worrying about what could happen if you get the treatment. That’s why we’re going to debunk 7 myths that you might have heard about HyProCure® treatment.
Myth #1: The procedure is painful.
Most patients experience little to no pain during the procedure. At the worst, patients report what feels like a minor ankle sprain and that only lasts 2-3 days.
Myth #2: You’ll be left with a big, ugly scar.
The HyProCure® procedure uses a minimally invasive technique which means it’s done by making a very small incision or no incision at all. This is good news because not only does it mean no scar, but less bleeding, pain, and trauma to the foot overall.
Myth #3: The procedure involves drilling into your foot.
Since the treatment is literally a screw, many people think drilling is needed to screw the stent in place. This is not true! The stent is simply pushed into place as far as possible and then given a few spins to wrap the ligaments around the stent.
Myth #4: The treatment cannot be used on children.
It can be used in children and adults. Children do not have to wait until they are finished growing before getting the HyProCure® treatment. In fact, in almost all cases, once the stent is inserted in the foot it never has to be replaced again.
Myth #5: You won’t be able to participate in physical activities anymore.
HyProCure® doesn’t restrict motion, in fact it does the opposite and will allow you to run, hop, skip, jump, or dance the night away if you want to! Of course, a New York podiatrist recommends no running, hopping, skipping or jumping for 4-6 weeks to give the joint space time to heal.
Myth #6: Recovery time is long and painful.
Nope! Within 3-5 days you’ll be walking in your own shoes. Post-operative discomfort is minimal. A New York podiatrist will prescribe something like a super pain-reliever to you, but no narcotics are used. The hardest part for you will be staying off of your feet. Since you won’t feel much pain you’ll think you’re ready to run a marathon, but it’s important to take it easy so the stent can get settled into its correct position.
Myth #7: It’s too soon to know how effective HyProCure really is.
HyProCure® has helped over 25,000 patients, with a 96% success rate! At Adler Footcare we’ve performed the procedure on over 100 patients (as of July 2014) with no negative results.
We hope debunking these myths has helped you learn more about HyProCure® treatment. If you’d like to know if you’re a good candidate for HyProCure®, contact a New York podiatrist at our practice today. At Adler Footcare we believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.