Many people experience foot pain, but don’t know what’s causing the pain. If you’ve taken the time to research or even visit a foot doctor about your pain, you may have realized that you have something called plantar fasciitis. There are various levels of treatment available depending on the severity of your plantar fasciitis. This article will help answer the question, does stem cell therapy work for plantar fasciitis?
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
First, it’s important that you understand what is causing your foot pain. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of your plantar fascia ligament, the band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes. The tissue becomes inflamed when the plantar fascia ligament is weak or swollen, caused by spending too much time on your feet or straining the ligament that supports your arch.
Why should you get treated?
Second, you should know the reason why you’re seeking treatment. Aside from the obvious foot pain you’re experiencing, if you don’t treat your plantar fasciitis it will only get worse, causing you discomfort, limiting your physical activity, and possibly acting as a sign of a more serious problem such as a stress fracture or misaligned feet.
How is it treated?
The method of treatment for plantar fasciitis depends on the severity of your condition. If you just feel mild pain when exercising or walking, try limiting the daily activities that cause you to feel the pain. You can ice your heel and arch to reduce inflammation or try an anti-inflammatory medication. There are also stretching exercises that can help. Sometimes simply changing your footwear to something that offers more support is all you need.
Does stem cell therapy work?
While the above treatments can help foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis, when stem cell therapy is used in conjunction with these other treatments, healing time occurs twice as fast and inflammation is greatly reduced. Stem cell therapy works by using a minimally invasive technique to inject amniotic stem cells into the area causing pain.
Amniotic stem cells haven’t yet determined their role in the body, so they have the ability to turn into anything. In the case of plantar fasciitis they can help regenerate new, healthy tissue in the plantar fascia ligament running along the bottom of your foot.
Not only does stem cell therapy work, but it works extremely well. The New York podiatrists at Adler Footcare have been using the treatment for more than 3 years and have seen only positive results.
If you’d like to learn about how stem cell therapy and other treatments can help your foot pain, contact a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.