New Treatment for Heel Pain..... Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spur Syndrome
Introduction: Allogeneic Amniotic Membrane injections are now being used for painful Plantar Fasciitis. This simple procedure involves the injection of a small amount of an allograph ( living Human Cells) into the Plantar Fascia to help generate new health tissue. Patients who have under gone 6 months or more of conservative therapy with no to little relief are perfect candidates for the procedure. Patients who have come to us with a pain level of 8 to 10 have seen a reduction in pain to a 1-2!
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Adult-acquired flatfoot or posterior tibial tendon dysfunction usually leads to a gradual loss of the arch. The posterior tibial muscle is a deep muscle in the back of the calf and has a long tendon that extends from above the ankle and attaches into several sites around the arch of the foot. The muscle acts like a stirrup on the inside of the foot to help support the arch. The posterior tibial muscle stabilizes the arch and creates a rigid platform for walking and running. If the posterior tibial tendon becomes damaged or tears, the arch loses its stability and as a result, collapses, causing a flatfoot.
Surgery is often performed to give the patient a more functional and stable foot. Several procedures may be required to correct a flatfoot deformity, depending on the severity of the problem. These may include:
- Tenosynovectomyâ€”a procedure to clean away (debridement) and remove any of the inflamed tissue around the tendon.
- Osteotomyâ€”removal of a portion of the heel bone (calcaneus) to move the foot structure back into alignment.
- Tendon Transferâ€”in which replacement fibers from another tendon are inserted to help repair damage.
- Lateral Column Lengtheningâ€”A procedure that implants a small piece of bone, usually removed from the hip, outside of the heel bone to create the proper bone alignment and rebuild the arch.
- Arthrodesisâ€”Fusing of one or more bones together to eliminate any joint movement, which stabilizes the foot and prevents any further deterioration or damage.