Foot and Ankle Specialists’ Dr. Praveen Vohra offers a unique technique to relieve plantar fascitis.
Plantar fascitis is a common condition that involves a stretching and inflammation of a ligament in the bottom of the foot, known as the plantar fascia. Patients with this condition may experience discomfort in the heel, arch of the foot, or back of the leg when walking, which is usually worse when getting up after being seated for an extended period of time. Bone spurs may also develop in the heel as a result of this condition.
This condition is often treated with conservative methods such as rest, stretching, and anti-inflammatory medications to temporarily relieve pain and reduce the risk of plantar fasciitis becoming a chronic condition. Surgery may be required for patients with severe cases of this condition.
Radio frequency lesioning is a new treatment option for patients with plantar fascitis that delivers electric currents to the affected area to destroy the nerve fibers beneath the skin while promoting the growth of new blood vessels. This advanced procedure offers patients many advantages over other treatments for plantar fascitis, and Dr. Vohra is proud to offer it to his patients.
Patients can benefit from a fast recovery and effective pain relief within 7 to 10 days after this procedure. Results are faster and longer lasting than treatment with medication, and the procedure is much less invasive than surgery, making it an ideal treatment for many cases of plantar fascitis.
While radio frequency lesioning is still in its early stages, it is considered safe for most patients with plantar fascitis. Dr. Vohra will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for this procedure after performing a thorough evaluation of your condition. To make your appointment today, call 815-254-3338, and let Dr. Vohra guide you to the best options for your injuries.