Plantar Fasciitis Embolization

When you spend a lot of time on your feet, plantar fasciitis is a common condition that can develop. Plantar fasciitis is when the foot’s plantar fascia, which runs from the heel to the base of the toes and helps support the foot’s arch, becomes inflamed. When the tension or stress increases in your plantar fasciitis, it can cause pain in your heel when weight is on it. Sometimes, the heel pain will subside on its own, but if the pain doesn’t go away, you will need to seek medical attention. 

Plantar fasciitis embolization treatment can help relieve pain, letting you put weight on your feet again without worrying about the plantar fascia. Texas Vein & Wellness Institute provides plantar fasciitis embolization services in Houston to help patients use their feet without pain again.

What Is Plantar Fasciitis Embolization?

Plantar fasciitis embolization is a minimally invasive procedure that reduces inflammation in the plantar fascia. The procedure involves the doctor inserting a small catheter into a blood vessel near the affected heel to administer embolic microparticles to the bloodstream near the plantar fascia. The chemicals in the embolic microparticles help isolate the blood flow to the affected area, reducing inflammation and relieving pain.

How Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Works

Our providers at Texas Vein & Wellness Institute have experience performing plantar fasciitis embolization. They follow the standard method of using a small catheter to administer the embolic particles into the affected plantar fascia. Once the particles begin working, the blood supply in the area returns to normal, and there is less inflammation, swelling and pain.

Recovery After Plantar Fasciitis Embolization

The procedure is minimally invasive, so you can go home the same day you get it done. However, you should rest for a couple of days so the foot has time to heal and adjust. Your doctor will provide more specific directions for your recovery plan to ensure you continue not feeling pain.

Benefits of Plantar Fasciitis Embolization

Besides less pain occurring once the procedure is complete, plantar fasciitis embolization offers patients other benefits to take advantage of, including:

  • Little to no downtime after procedure: With plantar fasciitis embolization, you will not have to sacrifice your time and activities for too long. Thanks to the procedure’s minimally invasive nature, you can be on your feet quickly.
  • Short procedure time: The process from start to finish may only last half an hour. The treatment is fast but could last longer, depending on the situation.
  • Quality results: Once you get plantar fasciitis embolization, you may no longer feel pain in your heel. The recovery process will help you enjoy pain-free feet for a long time.

Schedule a Consultation for Plantar Fasciitis Treatment at Texas Vein & Wellness Institute

Alleviate your pain caused by plantar fasciitis by receiving plantar fasciitis embolization treatment from Texas Vein & Wellness Institute. We ensure you experience compassionate and professional care before, during and after treatment. Learn more about our plantar fasciitis services when you complete our contact form to schedule a consultation.

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