Chronic heel pain and plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot pain that podiatrists treat every day. Though some cases of plantar fasciitis can be managed with rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medications, and therapy, many people are left with lingering pain that doesn’t respond to traditional treatments.
As a leading podiatrist in Austin, Dr. Jeffery LaMour has sought an effective solution for patients living with ongoing heel pain without resorting to surgery. He is pleased to offer an innovative solution made from special amniotic cells known as EpiFix®.
How is Epifix applied during treatment?
Epifix is injected directly into the plantar fascia, where it can do its work to heal and regenerate this tissue. The injection itself is fast and results in little to no discomfort in the majority of patients when performed by a qualified podiatrist.
What is Epifix made of?
Epifix contains special regenerative cells processed from a human amniotic membrane, commonly known as the placenta, taken after a full term healthy pregnancy is completed. The placenta, which is commonly thrown away after birth, contains amazing proteins and natural materials that have the power to regenerate body tissues and to heal conditions like plantar fasciitis.
How is Epifix used in chronic Plantar Fasciitis treatment?
The special amniotic membrane allograft used in Epifix offers a number of benefits for chronic plantar fasciitis. First, the amniotic cells encourage healing of inflammation, a common issue with heel pain and plantar fasciitis. The Epifix graft also supports the body’s own natural process, encouraging it to produce new, healthy tissue. A study showed that most patients noticed significant pain reduction after just one treatment with Epifix.
Is Epifix FDA approved and safe to use?
Epifix has been approved by the FDA in certain applications, including certain diabetic foot ulcers. It is also covered by certain insurance plans when used for approved applications. Though it has not yet been approved for plantar fasciitis treatment, it can be extremely safe and effective when administered by a qualified, skilled podiatrist. For many people with chronic heel pain and plantar fasciitis, Epifix offers a successful non-surgical alternative and high rate of effective pain relief.
Austin’s Leading Podiatrist Offers Advanced Solutions for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis
Don’t suffer through the pain of plantar fasciitis. Find out if Epifix could be your answer to relieve heel pain and get you back on your feet again! Contact Dr. Jeffery LaMour for more information about this state-of-the-art treatment.