Heel pain is no fun, especially when it prevents an athlete from participating in the Rio 2016 Olympics. This recently occurred to NBA player Damian Lillard, as he will be sitting out from the Olympics this time around to focus on his recovery from plantar fasciitis.
We at Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona would have to agree that the decision for rest and rehabilitation is crucial for a proper injury recovery process. However, the standard recover process RICE (which stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) sometimes is not enough to get you back on your feet and living life comfortably again. In that case, advanced treatments are available to help ease the pain and even help you recover quicker.
Some of those advanced treatments for pain relief available at Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona are:
- PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections: This is a non-surgical procedure that utilizes platelets from the patient’s own blood to rebuild a damaged tendon or cartilage.
- Amniotic injections: This injection is made of amniotic membrane tissue/stem cells and is designed to promote wound healing and recovery from sports-related or work injuries.
- Non-invasive lasers: The MLS Cold Laser light penetrates beneath the skin to stimulate cell activity, which makes repair and growth faster and may reduce your pain and inflammation more quickly.
If you have a painful heel issue that needs treatment, do not wait. Call Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona sooner rather than later to prevent any further long-term pain. You can reach us in Gilbert, AZ at (480) 981-1800 and Chandler at (480) 963-9000.