What do your feet and Peyton Manning have in common?

What do your feet and Peyton Manning have in common?

Heel and arch pain are some of the most common painful conditions affecting the feet. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos Quarterback, recently fell victim to this condition and was placed on the injured list due to a partial tear of the plantar fascia. Sidelined, he was unable to play against the New England Patriots recently.

Email 12_1_15.-1The plantar fascia is thick band of connective tissue on the bottom of your foot. It supports the arch and spans from your heel to the ball of the foot. The most common pain of the plantar fascia is when it is inflamed and is called plantar fasciitis. What does it feel like? You may experience sharp or stabbing sensation to the bottom of the heel that is generally worse in the morning or walking after sitting for an extended period of time. Sometimes, pain in this area can also be from nerves, or stress fractures to name a few.

Plantar fasciitis is typically treated non-surgically with stretching, icing, anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections, taping/strapping, supportive shoes, and supportive inserts. If the condition is not improved after all conservative treatment options have been exhausted, surgery may be needed.

If left untreated or ignored plantar fasciitis can progress to a tear of the plantar fascia. Plantar fascia injuries can be severely painful. Even if you are not a famous athlete, you can count on a lengthy recovery time. If left untreated, it may lead to pain in the ankles, knees, hips, or even your back since it changes how you walk to avoid the painful area.

A remarkable proven medical technology called AmnioFix is now available in Highlands County. AmnioFix stem cell therapy is derived from amniotic membrane. The injection delivers stem cells to the damaged inflamed plantar fascia. The stem cells work with your own body to repair the soft tissue, reducing the inflammation. This exciting technology has been previously used in wound care, orthopedic, eye surgery, and even dental surgeries. Email 12_1_15-2

If heel pain is sidelining you from the game of life, there is hope. Make an appointment with Drs. Huynh or Dr. Luepschen both trained in this state of the art therapy.

Dr. Aden Huynh and Dr. Olga Luepschen from the Gentle Foot Care Center are located on US 27. For more information visit www.Gentlefootcarecenter.com or call 863-314-9255.

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