New Stem Cell Technology for Heel Pain

New Stem Cell Technology for Treating Heel Pain

footshoepicKansas City Foot and Ankle,  a leader in advanced podiatric technology, is excited to bring our patients the latest non-surgical advancement in the treatment of heel pain due to soft tissue damage such as plantar fasciitis and achilles Tendinitis.

A remarkable new medical technology; Amniofix® stem cell therapy, delivers stem cells via an injection to the damaged soft tissue.  The natural healing power of your own body works with the stem cells to repair soft tissue injuries of the foot and ankle such as plantar fasciitis and achilles tendinitis.

Amniofix® contains naturally occurring agents that reduce inflammation, scar tissue formation and enhance soft tissue healing making it a highly utilized therapy in many different fields of medicine.  This same stem cell technology has been utilized in eye surgery, wound care, orthopedic and dental surgeries.  We are excited to introduce this proven technology to our patients!

At Kansas City Foot and Ankle, our physicians recognize when advanced therapies and technologies are appropriate and when they would likely be unsuccessful and an inefficient use of your health care dollars.

Our physicians will diagnose and determine the best course of treatment for your heel pain.  Most patients respond well to conservative treatments.

Conservative Methods to Reduce Heel Pain:

Custom Orthotics – custom orthotic shoe inserts eliminate instability and provide appropriate arch support.

Stretching – exercises that stretch the plantar fascia performed first thing in the morning and throughout the day.

Rest – limiting and/or avoiding activities that make your heel hurt.

Ice – icing the plantar fascia daily can reduce pain and swelling.

Supportive Footwear – Wear shoes that provide good arch support and a cushioned heel.

When conservative treatment methods aren’t effective, your physician can recommend an appropriate treatment plan for your individual needs. This may include advanced non-surgical therapies such as Amniofix, Cryoanalgesia and Musculoskeletal cold laser treatments.

Advanced Non-Surgical Treatments for Heel Pain:

Amniofix®  – amniotic stem cell injection for plantar fasciitis and achilles tendinitis to speed healing and recovery of damaged soft tissue.

Cryoanalgesia –  offers patients proven long term pain relief via application of low temperatures to the painful area numbing the nerve that sends pain signals to the brain.

Musculoskeletal Laser –  The Multi Radiance 4 super pulsed musculoskeletal laser is a state of the art FDA approved non-surgical treatment for foot and ankle pain.  The MR4 laser uses non-invasive cold laser therapy proven to reduce pain and inflammation associated with plantar fasciitis and achilles tendinitis.