Common Foot Pain Issues
The average person walks about 115,000 miles in a lifetime, which means your feet will have a lot of wear and tear. But dealing with chronic foot pain is not a normal part of that wear and tear.
Walking should not be a debilitating experience for you. If your foot pain makes even the most simple of tasks nearly impossible to do, it’s time to consult a medical professional.
Here at the Memphis Regenerative Healthcare, we specialize in regenerative medicine treatments for foot pain.
Causes of Foot Pain
There are varying degrees of foot pain and foot injuries. A few of the most common causes of foot pain are:
- Achilles tendon injury
- Heel spurs
- Plantar fasciitis
- Poorly fitting shoes
- Standing for prolonged periods of time
- Strains and sprains
- Vascular diseases
How We Treat Foot Pain
We treat foot pain with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, a form of regenerative medicine that’s derived from the patient’s blood. We draw a blood sample from the patient and separate its components in a centrifuge. From there, we extract plasma, a liquid component of blood that is filled with platelets. Platelets are the blood cells responsible for clotting, which is very important in the body’s healing process.
PRP therapy injections contain a higher concentration of platelets compared to what’s found in blood, which helps accelerate the injured area’s healing process. The more platelets, the better the healing process.
Because the contents of a PRP injection come from the patient’s own body, the risks of an allergic reaction or rejecting the treatment are highly unlikely. There are small risks from the injection process, but they are no different than any other potential reactions from an injection.
These risks may include:
- Nerve injuries and damage
- Tissue damage
- Pain and/or swelling at the site of the injection
Patient Treatment Process
During our first consultation, we will go over your medical history, needs, pain, and other factors to determine if our regenerative medical treatments are the best option for your foot pain.
When you’re approved for treatment, we’ll schedule an appointment so we can begin the treatment process. With PRP therapy, nearly all of our patients are able to leave the office without needing any downtime to recover.
Following the initial PRP therapy treatment and how the patient responds, follow-up appointments and more than one round of treatment may be necessary.
Schedule an Appointment
If your foot pain is so severe it’s impacting your daily life and what you’re able to do, it may be time to give regenerative medicine a try. Schedule a consultation today!