Plantar fasciitis, or foot pain, is one of the most common causes of heel pain.
Though many cases begin as sporadic pain during or after physical activity, foot pain that continues can greatly impact daily activities.
There are various options when it comes to foot pain treatment. At Feel Amazing Institute/ Hiler Chiropractic and Neurology, we treat the source of the problem through stem cell therapy.
Through stem cell therapy, we can address the pain and help repair the damaged tissue that is a result of plantar fasciitis. Our patients have experienced life-changing results at little cost and rehabilitation time compared to surgery.
What Differentiates this Type of Foot Pain?
Specifically, plantar fasciitis is the result of damage in the plantar fascia – the ligaments that connect the heel to the front of your foot. These ligaments support the arch of our foot, and are meant to absorb the stress and strain we put on them each day.
However, constant and vigorous use can result in high pressure that damages and tears the tissue in the foot. Once this is the case, individuals experience pain, stiffness, and inflammation.
The symptoms often occur after physical activity or in some cases, are induced by walking alone. Most pain is described as stabbing and needle-like pain and centered in the heel.
Common Causes of Foot Pain
It is estimated that 10% of the general population is affected by plantar fasciitis each year. In fact, over 80% of those affected are adults between the ages of 25 and 65.
Other common causes of this type of foot pain are:
- Active lifestyle that includes high-impact activities like running or requires you to be on your feet all day
- Wearing shoes with little to no arch support
Foot Pain Treatment
Plantar fasciitis is commonly treated at first with simple methods. This includes ice packs, anti-inflammatory medication, stretching, and other forms of physical therapy.
However, if pain persists, seeking out temporary relief is not always the best method. At Feel Amazing Institute / Hiler Chiropractic and Neurology, we value treatment options that will solve the issue.
Stem Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis
Through stem cell therapy, we are able to fight the natural process of degeneration in the body. Stem cells allow us to rebuild and repair damaged tissues while relieving foot pain at the same time.
The treatment is non-invasive and a lot faster than surgery. On average, the procedure takes fifteen minutes.