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Heel pain, commonly known as plantar fasciitis, is the most frequent cause of pain and disability we see in the office. It is characterized by sharp shooting pains, commonly with the first step in the morning or rising after rest, in the center or inside of the heel.

Treatments have been classically geared at biomechanical support via orthotics, stretching, shoe evaluations, splinting and surgery. While these have been successful, at EmeraldCoast Podiatry, surgical correction for this is  uncommon, we are always researching new and better ways to treat our patient's pain.

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After exhaustive research, Emerald Coast Podiatry is proud to offer Stem Cell therapy for plantar fasciitis. This revolutionary paradigm in the treatment of chronic severe pain is now available as a treatment option for severe, recalcitrant pain. Emerald Coast Podiatry offers this cutting edge treatment as an alternative to surgery in even the most severe cases. 

Stem Cell therapy involves the injection of ethically cultured Stem Cells. These are cells we all have within us. They are delivered to the area of degeneration and become the cells needed for repair and regeneration. This allows a signinficant reduction in pain, a more rapid return to activities and work, and the virtual elimination of surgery as a treatment modality, Complete pain relief can be achieved in as little as 2 days, even in the worst cases

If you are interested in learning more, contact Dr. Ricciardi or Dr. Squatrito at Emerald Coast Podiatry to discuss your options