Foot & Ankle Pain: Non-surgical Therapy
Have you been told that drugs, steroid injections or surgery are your only options to treat your foot and ankle pain? If there is a medical need established LifePlus maybe able to provide a non-surgical alternative using stem cells.
A complex network of ligaments & fascia
Foot & Ankle pain can occur for a number of reasons, the structure of the foot and ankle is very complex with 26 bones and 33 joints interconnected by ligaments, muscles and fascia (connective tissue) to give the foot and ankle strength, stability and flexibility.
1-in-5 of us will suffer from pain in the ankles and feet
Around 20% of the population will experience foot or ankle pain at some point in their life.
Feet take the body’s full weight and cushion the impact as we move around, this makes foot and ankle injuries especially common in those who enjoy sports.
Plantar fasciitis (pain in the heel) and Achilles tendonitis are among the most common causes of foot and ankle pain. When standard treatments no longer work and surgery is not desirable, patients may look into stem cell therapies.
Alternatives to surgery for foot and ankle pain:
- Rest and elevation
- Properly fitting footwear
- Orthotic insoles
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Stem cell therapy
- Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT®)
- Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
Common foot and ankle conditions include: Heel Pain, Achilles Tendinopathy, Plantar Fasciitis, Peroneal Tendon Pain.