At ReGen Medical Dallas, we seek to treat pain in an innovative yet noninvasive way so our patients can get back on their feet and live a pain-free life. We achieve this goal through state-of-the-art regenerative and alternative medicine that has proven effective among patients worldwide.
What Is Plantar Fasciitis and How Is it Treated?
Whether you are walking, exercising, or even wearing certain types of shoes, plantar fasciitis is excruciatingly painful. It is caused by a tendon (a thick band of flexible tissue) that connects your toes to your heel that is too thin, torn, or inflamed. The damage to this tendon causes pain and tenderness along the bottom of the foot.
Some doctors may recommend cortisone injections, prescription painkillers, or surgery to correct plantar fasciitis, but these methods have the potential for side effects and are not 100% guaranteed to work in the long-run. Patients with plantar fasciitis spent about $284 million on treatments according to a 2007 study, and 80% of those costs were associated with medications.
One treatment we offer at ReGen Medical Dallas is Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy (MyACT). It has proven effective as a treatment for those who suffer from plantar fasciitis. Instead of resorting to these more invasive treatments, doctors practicing regenerative medicine have found a noninvasive alternative. MyACT is an effective, painless treatment that has shown promising long-term results for patients with chronic plantar fasciitis pain.
What Is MyACT?
This newer, noninvasive, nonsurgical, and FDA-cleared therapy has been clinically tested and shown to be effective in treating patients who cannot or do not want to pursue aggressive plantar fasciitis treatments. In fact, it has been shown to be at least 80% effective in reducing pain. It is recommended for patients who haven’t had sufficient symptom improvement from conservative treatments like splinting, orthotic, and physical therapy.
MyACT requires no anesthesia or any medication, and it only takes about 10 minutes to perform on each foot. It works by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes and encouraging blood flow to the affected area. By using focused pressure soundwaves applied directly to the affected foot or feet, it loosens up the stiff muscles, joints, and tendons beneath the skin. It also helps clean out accumulated waste products.
MyACT is an appropriate treatment for many patients suffering from chronic plantar fasciitis, because:
- It is noninvasive.
- The procedure is virtually painless, although you may feel a slight discomfort on the treatment area that dulls over the treatment period.
- There is no downtime. You’ll be on your feet again as soon as you leave our office!
- It allows for faster, easier healing.
- You will not need anesthesia or medication.
Why Live with Pain? Contact Us at ReGen Medical Dallas to Discuss MyACT Today.
Recent research has shown the healing benefits of MyACT treatment, as it can effectively help relieve pain and it serves as an effective way to regenerate damaged tissues. If you’d like to live in a more functional state with less pain, consider the many benefits of regenerative medicine.
Interested in learning more about MyACT for chronic plantar fasciitis? Contact us at ReGen Medical Dallas by calling (214) 855-7750 or reach out online for a quick reply.