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Heel Pain Treatment

Help for Heel Pain

Plantar FaciitisMany people who are experiencing heel pain may be suffering from some type of heel spur. This is a problem stemming from the way that the bone in the heel grows over the wrong part of the foot. Subsequently, it causes irritation in the tissue around the spur and results in pain and difficulty putting weight on the foot. Some people find that the pain is more severe in the morning compared to other times during the day. This is a common symptom, and at Heel Pain Center of Atlanta, a specialty center within American Foot and Leg Specialists, we can recommend remedies that can help relieve the pain.

Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) is one of the initially recommended methods to deal with this type of pain. This non-surgical method can help reduce heel spur related pain, as well as many other types of sports injuries. Platelets are administered via a simple injection directly into the injured area to help improve the stability of the affected area and help it to start healing. The procedure is aided by use of an ultrasound machine to ensure that the needle is targeted directly at the injured area. There are also some growth factors integrated into the Platelet Rich Plasma therapy that will help to improve healing of the heel or other injured areas.

Many patients who have tried this course of treatment have found that it started to alleviate their pain quickly and they have regained the ability to participate in activities that they had previously given up due to heel pain. Even patients with more severe cases where pain persists throughout the day, and who experienced trouble even walking, may respond to this treatment option successfully and be able to regain their mobility and slowly start exercising freely again.

There may be some circumstances where some patients will not have their pain completely alleviated by Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, yet have experienced a reduction in their pain to far lower levels than prior to the treatment. It has been found that in addition to easing heel pain, Platelet Rich Plasma therapy can also facilitate recovery and diminished discomfort in association with other types of foot pain. Contact the Heel Pain Center of Atlanta for more information regarding how this treatment might work for you.