In some patients, stretching and icing alone is not enough to relieve the pain caused by plantar fasciitis. Injection therapy is another viable form of treatment.
The steroid Cortisone is often injected to reduce inflammation at the site of the pain. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that reduces pain and allows patients return to normal function fairly quickly. These injections can provide pain relief within a few hours of the injection and often provides relief for three to six months. Cortisone injection therapy is often used in conjunction with icing, stretching, and physical therapy. Some patients require multiple injection and several weeks before they experience pain relief.
Traumeel and Zeel Injections
The Traumeel and Zeel injections are composed of natural ingredients and are an alternative to Cortisone injections and also reduce inflammation at the site of heel pain. The solution is an anti-inflammatory, anti-edematous, anti-exudative combination formulation of 12 botanical substances and 1 mineral substance. This method of injection therapy is a rather unique and is an all natural approach to treating plantar fasciitis. These all-natural injections are not only used for the treatment of plantar fasciitis, but are also effective in the treatment of tendinitis and knee osteoarthritis.
If you are experiencing heel pain, make an appointment to see one of our doctors to evaluate your pain and treatment options.