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Stem Cell Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Anatomy of a foot showing area of pain in plantar fasciitis - Stem Cell Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis, Dr. Nathan PapadeasDo you have pain when you wake up and take those initial steps once out of bed? If you do, you may be suffering what is termed as plantar fasciitis. These symptoms are experienced by most Americans some time during their life. Traditional treatments are physical therapy, cortisone injection and then finally surgery. What if I told you that professional athletes are forgoing many of those traditional treatments and having stem cell injections done to relieve their plantar fasciitis. Stem Cell Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch. Repeated strain can cause tiny tears in the ligament. These can lead to pain and swelling. This is more likely to happen if:

  • If four feet roll inward too much when you walk.
  • If you have high arches or flat feet.
  • If you walk, stand, or run for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces.
  • If you’re overweight. 
  • If you wear shoes that don’t fit well or are worn out.
  • If you’re Achilles tendons or calf muscles are tight.

Process to Feeling Better, Naturally

At Desert Health Specialists we taking you through our 3 step process to relieving your Plantar Fasciitis. We work with you to identify the root cause of your pain and provide you natural pain relief. To find out more about Desert Health Specialists three step process and start your journey to feeling better, naturally, call his office for a free consultation (480) 237-3889.

Stem Cell Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis Research

  1. Kim E, Lee JH. Autologous platelet-rich plasma versus dextrose prolotherapy for the treatment of chronic recalcitrant plantar fasciitis. PM R. 2013 Jul 19. pii: S1934-1482(13)00369-9.
  2. Ragab EM, Othman AM. Platelets rich plasma for treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2012 Aug;132(8):1065-70
  3. Shetty VD, Dhillon M, Hegde C, Jagtap P, Shetty S. A study to compare the efficacy of corticosteroid therapy with platelet-rich plasma therapy in recalcitrant plantar fasciitis: A preliminary report. Foot Ankle Surg. 2014 Mar;20(1):10-3.
  4. http://www.aaos.org/news/acadnews/2012/AAOS15_2_8.asp

 

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