Are You Suffering from Heel Pain?
Many conditions can affect the rear part of the foot and ankle. Two common conditions can cause pain to the bottom of the heel and lead to surgical intervention: plantar fasciitis (an inflammation of a fibrous band of tissue in the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel bone to the toes) and heel spurs (often the result of stress on the muscles and fascia of the foot). There are many causes of heel pain and most cases can be effectively treated without surgery. Chronic heel pain, however, often can be corrected only through surgery.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Overpronation is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis. As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia. Over time, this causes inflammation.
Also known as heel spur syndrome, the condition is often successfully treated with conservative measures, such as the use of anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications. In persistent cases, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) may be used to treat heel pain. To learn more, Read More and Click for Video.
For more information on Heel Pain, call Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists at 512.738.8896 now and schedule your appointment today!
Advanced Therapies Offered Here at Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists
We are proud to announce that Amniotic injections are now available at Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists. It is an injection that is safely derived from human amniotic membrane that comes in a micronized powder form. Powerful stem cells can treat micro-tears, inflammation, scar tissue, and injuries to enhancing the healing process and get you pain-free.
What conditions can stem cells treat?
- Achilles tendinitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Joint damage/arthritis
- Ligament injury
- Chronic soft tissue pain
- Tendon damage
Why choose Amniotic?
- It may be covered by your insurance.
- You have been unresponsive to conservative treatments for plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, or a soft tissue injury.
- Reduces your need for surgical intervention.
- May be used together with EPAT Shockwave Treatment for maximal benefit.
Suffering from foot or ankle pain? Call Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists at 512.738.8896 and schedule your appointment today to see if this treatment is right for you!
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (EPAT)
Are You Ready to be Pain Free?
If you are suffering with pain in your feet that has not gotten better with standard treatments in the past, such as cortisone injections or physical therapy, this may be the solution for you!
We are proud to announce our newest service, Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT), sometimes referred to as ESWT or Shockwave Therapy. Here at Crystal Falls Foot + Ankle Specialists, we continually strive to improve our patient care by investing in advanced medical equipment. It is an innovative, non-invasive way to treat pain.
What Conditions can be Treated with EPAT?
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Insertional Achilles Pain
- Achilles Tendinosis
- Tendinosis of the Foot and Ankle
- Chronic Heel Pain
- Acute and Chronic Muscle Pain
What are the Benefits of EPAT?
- No anesthesia
- No risk of infection
- No scarring
- No downtime
- Faster, easier healing
- Over 80% patient satisfaction
- Cost effective
How Does EPAT Work?
EPAT uses pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals. Treatment sessions will take about 5-10 minutes depending on the area that is being treated. Treatments are performed at our office and do not require anesthesia.
Most patients will require between 3 to 5 sessions.
Some patients report immediate pain relief after the first treatment. Maximal effects can take about 4 weeks or longer. Over 80% of patients treated report to be pain free and/or have a significant reduction in pain. Click For Video
Is it Safe?
EPAT is technology that has been cleared by the FDA and is currently being used around the world. Extensive clinical studies and tests have confirmed both its safety and efficacy. The EPAT treatment comes with virtually no risks or side effects.
Why Should You Consider EPAT?
The success rate of EPAT is equal to or greater than traditional treatment methods, including surgery. This treatment option leaves out the risks, complications and lengthy recover time of surgery.
Make your appointment today to see if this treatment will help get you to be pain free!