Heel pain is usually caused by plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of the band of tissue that supports the arch on the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia can become inflamed at the insertion site on the heel bone causing sharp or throbbing sensations to occur around the heel or instep. This pain occurs most commonly when you attempt to get up after resting or sleeping.
Advanced Podiatry has been providing heel pain relief for hundreds of people in the Tampa Bay area using a natural treatment option called Prolotherapy. Prolotherapy is categorized as “Regenerative Medicine.” This simply means that we use your body’s natural response and immune system to heal plantar fasciitis rather than relying on synthetic medications. Prolotherapy is a series of natural injections containing glucose, anesthetic, and phenol which initiates your body to activate the immune response and lay down new tissue in an area that is injured.
Prolotherapy is the alternative of choice for cortisone injections. Rather than relying on cortisone to eliminate inflammation, Prolotherapy promotes tissue regeneration to the plantar fascia making it a longer lasting solution for heel pain relief!
If you are interested in Prolotherapy and want to be a part of the crowd without heel pain, call Advanced Podiatry at 813-875-0555 for an appointment.