For the last several years, Peter McAllister, MD, one of the world’s leading authorities on Botox’s therapeutic uses, has been using it to treat one of runners’ most common complaints, plantar fasciitis. For the past eight years, Florida podiatrist and podiatric surgeon Adam D. Perler, DPM has extensively used amniotic tissue to treat plantar fasciitis. Harvested from umbilical cord and afterbirth material, the amniotic tissue is injected into the damaged area, jumpstarting the body’s own healing process. Because the treatment relies on temporary inflammation, patients may at first actually feel worse as the injury heals, at least for a few weeks.
|Dr. Adam Perler
But with Botox, there’s typically no pain involved. After reading studies [on Botox], Dr. Perler has been intrigued by the possibilities, and says he may begin using the treatment in his practice, especially in patients who may have an overlying nerve problem in addition to the typical plantar fasciitis.
Source: Robert Annis, Prevention [2/19/19]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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