There are sore, tired feet, and then there’s plantar fasciitis. When the ligaments in your feet are damaged, the pain can evolve from annoying to excruciating, making it difficult to carry out everyday activities like going to work, exercising and even standing for more than a few minutes at a time.
Stem cell therapy for plantar fasciitis in Naples, FL is a safe treatment that may help heal your chronic pain. Read on to learn more about how it works.
Plantar fasciitis: An overview
Plantar fasciitis occurs when the ligaments that connect your heel to the front of your foot (the plantar fascia) are damaged, whether from injury or overuse. These ligaments support the arch of the foot and help absorb the shock and strain we put on our feet each day. When you wear ill-fitting shoes (particularly those without arch support) or find yourself walking, running and otherwise straining your feet more than usual, the tissue can tear. This results in inflammation, stiffness and chronic pain.
Patients describe the pain as being needle-like or stabbing. Until the ligaments are healed, further walking simply exacerbates the injury and the pain. For most of us, it’s simply not practical to stay off our feet until they heal—so the pain keeps getting worse.
Traditional medicine uses ice to reduce inflammation, physical therapy, stretching and painkillers to try to reduce pain and heal the ligaments. This is effective for some patients, but others still find themselves struggling to get through their daily activities. If traditional medicine hasn’t been effective at healing your plantar fasciitis, stem cell therapy allografts may help.
How stem cell therapy helps heal plantar fasciitis
Stem cell therapy uses real human stem cells, which form every kind of cell found in the human body. As babies develop in the womb, stem cells gradually turn into everything from bones to nerve tissue. Doctors are now able to harvest stem cells from umbilical cords in FDA approved US labs. The cells are tested and screened then used in treatments for chronic pain and injuries.
Stem cells have a unique ability to replicate and repair damaged tissue. When they’re injected into an injury site, they are able to seek out the damaged areas and release growth factors which help repair the type of tissue most needed, including cartilage, nerves and ligaments—even if the type of tissue in question normally doesn’t regenerate on its own. Your body’s normal healing processes are aided by the stem cells allografts, delivering faster comprehensive results.
The stem cells are delivered in one or a series of injections, which take little time to complete and also require almost no recovery time. There’s no risk of rejection, and you won’t need to undergo surgery, making it a safe and attractive option for many.
If you’re interested in finding out whether you’re a good candidate for stem cell therapy in Naples, FL, contact Feel Amazing Spine and Joint Institute, formerly Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology today. We work with our patients to create a treatment plan and address the root causes of their pain so they can lead full and healthy, pain-free lives.
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