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Plantar Fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain, stems from plantar fascia inflammation, a thick band of tissue running across the bottom of your foot. This condition, often resulting from overuse and strain, can severely impact daily activities and quality of life.

Corticosteroid Injections

For immediate pain relief, corticosteroid injections are frequently utilized. These injections directly target the inflamed area, reducing inflammation and temporarily relieving pain. While effective for short-term management, their use is limited due to potential long-term tissue damage.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

Therapy offers a regenerative approach to treating Plantar Fasciitis. By injecting a concentration of the patient’s platelets into the affected area, PRP therapy aims to stimulate the natural healing of tissue. This option is gaining popularity for its potential to provide longer-lasting relief without the risks associated with corticosteroids.

Shock Wave Therapy

Shock Wave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses sound waves to promote the healing of the plantar fascia. This therapy can help to break down scar tissue, improve blood flow, and stimulate the healing process, offering a viable alternative for those not responding to traditional treatments.

Orthotics and Physical Therapy

Incorporating custom orthotics and physical therapy into the treatment plan addresses the underlying causes of Plantar Fasciitis. Orthotics help to distribute pressure more evenly across the foot, while targeted exercises strengthen foot muscles and improve flexibility, contributing to long-term pain management.

A Multifaceted Approach

Managing Plantar Fasciitis requires a multifaceted approach, combining immediate pain relief with treatments aimed at long-term recovery. From corticosteroid injections and PRP therapy to shock wave therapy and supportive orthotics, the goal is to alleviate pain, promote healing, and prevent future occurrences. As treatment strategies evolve, patients can access a broader range of options tailored to their specific needs, paving the way for improved outcomes and quality of life.

At Columbia Pain Management, we understand the evolving science of pain and provide innovative treatments to help you reclaim your life. If you’re trapped by unrelenting pain, our experts guide you toward healing and fulfillment. Call 503-654-5636 or 541-205-0173 to schedule an appointment. We’re committed to helping you find relief and improve your quality of life. Let us assist you in taking the first step toward a pain-free life.