Many foot and ankle conditions can be treated conservatively with medications and injections. These treatments can provide relief of symptoms such as pain and swelling.
NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) are medications by mouth that can reduce pain caused by inflammation. They are commonly used for arthritic conditions and can be used for ligament sprains and tendon strains.
Topical compounds can be used as an alternative to oral medications to help alleviate symptoms of neuropathy, reduce swelling, and eliminate daily aches and pains.
Steroid injections are a quick and effective way to reduce local inflammation and pain within a joint caused by arthritis or provide quick pain relief caused by plantar fasciitis, bursitis, and neuromas. Though care must be taken not to inject into tendons as tears and ruptures may occur.
Amniotic injections are a newer treatment option to help treat plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, and even arthritic conditions. The amniotic tissue contains numerous growth factors that occur naturally in the body. The injection provides a concentrated dose to the damaged areas of ligaments and tendons, thus accelerating the healing process.
Our physicians at Total Foot and Ankle of Tampa Bay provide numerous advanced treatment alternatives that can help get you back to your life quicker. Make an appointment and ask your doctor today!