Surgery Doesn't Have To Be The Only Option

Foot Pain

Non-Surgical Foot Pain Treatment Options

Foot Pain

In our over two decades of helping people with foot pain, we have been able to help patients with a diagnosis of:

  • Big toe pain and bunions
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Arthritic toe joints

 

Conservative care options:

For some people, conservative care options can be very successful. For others these treatment’s effectiveness may have worn off if they were effective at all.

We see many people who have had:

  • Shoe inserts
  • Physical therapy
  • Walking boots
  • Cortisone injection
  • Painkiller prescriptions
  • Daily anti-inflammatory usage
 
When these treatments are no longer helping, many are referred to surgery.

Treatment Options

Bone Marrow Concentrate

In our practice we have found PRP and bone marrow concentrate to be effective and reliable treatments in certain patients for ankle ailments. Many people who seek these treatments have already been advised to consider surgery.

Bone marrow concentrate or bone marrow aspirate concentrate is the injection into the damaged, injured area of the ankle. The injection contains stem cells that have been drawn from the patient’s own bone marrow. These cells are “de-differentiated pluripotent” cells, which mean that they continue to divide to create more cells that can “morph” into the tissue needing repair—for our purposes, collagen needed for cartilage, ligaments, tendons and bone.

In our practice we have found PRP and bone marrow concentrate to be an effective and reliable treatment in certain patients. While there are many claims made about the effectiveness of these treatments, a custom, realistic approach and expectation of treatment outcomes will generally result in successful outcomes. Many people who seek these treatments have already been advised to consider surgery. For some of these people surgery will be very effective. But, as with any medical treatment, surgery can have its undesired effects. Even successful surgery can require months of physical therapy and diminished function.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

PRP treatments are injection treatments. The treatments are derived from your own healing and growth factors found in your blood. The treatment involves collecting a small amount of your blood and concentrating it in a centrifuge to separate the blood platelets from the red blood cells. The collected platelets are then injected back into the injured area of the back to stimulate healing and regeneration to the soft tissue structures that stabilize the foot.

 

 

Alieviating your foot pain

Dr. Marc Darrow, MD, JD., treats pain with non-surgical methods. These treatment methods described above can help many people alleviate pain and restore function. These treatments however, do not help everyone. Please contact Dr. Darrow so we can begin our assessment of your candidacy for treatment.