Regenerative Medicine For Collapsed Arches
When tendons do not pull together properly, there is little or no arch. This is called flat foot or fallen arch.
Collapsed arches, or flat feet, is a condition in which the arch on the inside of the foot is flat and the entire sole of the foot rests on the ground. Although flat feet themselves are not usually problematic, they can create other problems in the feet, hips, ankles and knees. Pain may be experienced in the lower legs if there are alignment problems and if the individual is engaged in a lot of heavy, high-impact activities that put stress on the bones and muscles of the lower legs.
A weakened arch causes the foot to feel weak and tired especially after a day of standing or walking. It can also radiate pain into the big toe side of the foot from
chronic metatarsal ligament weakness and arch weakness.
The typical treatment for pain from fallen arches is an arch insert. While many people experience dramatic pain relief from this, others continue to suffer from chronic achy feet despite the arch support. The long-term problem with this approach is that it does not strengthen the weak arch ligaments that may be at the root of the problem.
Another standard practice is to use steroids or to prescribe anti-inflammatory medications. However, in the long run, these treatments do more damage than good. Cortisone shots and anti-inflammatory drugs have been shown to produce short-term pain relief benefit, but both result in long-term loss of function and even more chronic pain by actually inhibiting the healing process of soft tissues and accelerating cartilage degeneration.
Regenerative Cell Therapy stimulates the body to repair the foot ligaments. It does so by inducing a mild inflammatory reaction in the weakened ligaments and cartilage and adding growth factors to the area. Contact us today, meet Dr. Frost and find out what your options are.