Heel Spurs & Prolotherapy

18/01/2018

About 2-3 million people suffer from a painful condition that affects the heel called Plantar Fasciitis. The plantar facia stretches along the bottom of the foot and is responsible for maintaining the arch of the foot. When the plantar facia becomes weakened it starts stretching away from the heel and a heel spur forms

Plantar Fasciitis is common among runnerswalkers, and other endurance athletes. overweight people and those whose jobs require a lot of standing and walking are also at risk. Other factors include flat or high-arched feet, worn out shoes, increasing age and poor healing.
The typical person with plantar fasciitis will experience heel pain in the morning upon rising and it can progress to heel pain with activity and even with just walking. Sometimes the whole arch and bottom of the foot will hurt.

Generally the condition is treated by general practitioners with anti-inflammatories. Eventually the person sees a orthopaedic 

Dr where cortisone shots are given (Prolotherapy).

Treating plantar fasciitis for over 10 years with Prolotherapy, have had at least a 85% of success with Prolotherapy. Typically treathe heels with 6-10 Prolotherapy injections. Plantar Faciitis and heel spurs typically need 3 to 6 visits. Making it by far the best and most cost effective therapy for the condition.

Plantar fasciitis occurs in both men and women, but is more common in women. Women have a significantly higher incidence of heel spurs due to certain types of footwear that are worn on a regular basis.

Treatment & Prevention

The key for the proper treatment of heel pain is determining what is causing the excessive stretching of the plantar fascia. Common treatments include stretching exercises, plantar fasciitis night splints, wearing shoes that have a cushioned heel to absorb shock, and elevating the heel with the use of a heel cradle or heel cup. Heel cradles and heel cups provide extra comfort, cushion the heel, and reduce the amount of shock and shear forces placed during everyday activities.

Every time your foot strikes the ground, the plantar fascia is stretched. You can reduce the strain and stress on the plantar fascia by following these simple instructions: Avoid running on hard or uneven ground, lose any excess weight, and wear shoes and orthotics that support your arch to prevent over-stretching of the plantar fascia.

Remember to consult your specialist so you could have a personalized treatment on Prolotherapy.