Genesis Integrative Medicine
Foot Pain Q & A
You are more likely to get plantar fasciitis if you:
- You are an avid runner
- Have extreme foot arches, either flat feet or high arches
- Sudden change in activity level
- Are obese or gain weight suddenly
- Have a tight Achilles tendon
- Often wear shoes with poor arch support or soft soles
At Genesis Integrative Medicine we provide non-surgical conservative intervention treatments which we highly recommend over surgery for the following reasons:
- Minimal risk of adverse effects as compared to surgery
- Rehabilitation/ recovery is generally short and pain-free
- At least 80% of patients experience complete resolution of symptoms (thus not requiring surgical intervention)
The medical professionals at Genesis Integrative Medicine will determine which non-surgical treatment for plantar fasciitis is best for your needs.
Shock wave Therapy is a non-invasive therapy that uses high-energy sound waves to promote healing in the affected area. This therapy can help reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and relieve pain in the foot. Shockwave treatment is a safe and effective option for patients dealing with conditions such as plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis.
It is estimated that shock wave therapy is effective in resolving greater than 70% of cases of chronic plantar fasciitis pain. Most patients have pain relief immediately after EPAT. EPAT has a cumulative effect so repeating the procedure can be beneficial. The full effect of the course of 3 treatments may take up to 6 weeks after the last treatment.
PRP therapy is an innovative treatment option that uses a patient's own platelets to promote healing and reduce inflammation. This therapy involves taking a small amount of the patient's blood, processing it to concentrate the platelets, and injecting the resulting solution into the affected area of the foot. PRP therapy is a safe and effective option for patients dealing with conditions such as plantar fasciitis or tendonitis.
The use of ultrasound for the injection of platelet-rich plasma increases the precision of injection and the quality of results while decreasing the chance of complications. PRP injection therapy is generally completed in just one session but may require additional injections depending on the clinical circumstances.
Cold laser treatment is a non-invasive therapy that uses low-level laser energy to stimulate healing in the affected area. This therapy can reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and promote the growth of healthy tissue in the foot. Cold laser treatment is a safe and effective option for patients dealing with conditions such as plantar fasciitis or arthritis.
Custom orthotics are specially designed inserts that can be worn in your shoes to help provide support and reduce pain in the foot. Our skilled medical professionals will work with you to create a customized orthotic that meets your specific needs and helps you find relief from foot pain. Orthotics are a safe and effective option for patients dealing with conditions such as flat feet, plantar fasciitis, or bunions.
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