Daytona Beach is known for great swimming and scuba diving in the ocean, but don’t ignore the inland attractions in this beautiful area. Just a half hour’s drive takes you to beautiful Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge along the St. Johns River. Kayaking, fishing, guided bird walks, hiking, and biking trails abound, and you can come home with some great nature shots. Outdoor activities are great—unless you have painful feet. Atlantic Foot & Ankle Associates offers many heel pain treatments to get you in shape for a great day at the refuge or the beach.
We want to help you avoid surgery for heel pain whenever possible. There are many conservative options you can try first, from home remedies like icing, taping, and stretching to physical therapy exercises that strengthen your foot structure. Conditions like plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis often respond well to orthotics. These custom designed inserts fit right in your shoes to cushion your feet or correct imbalances that stress certain areas and cause pain.
Are you ready to try more cutting-edge care? With platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, we use your own blood, enriched with platelets containing growth factors, and inject it into the damaged tissue. The concentrated solution provides extra nutrients needed for your cells to regenerate and repair themselves. It seems to be especially effective for chronic tendon problems, but has other applications as well.
Your healing process can also get a boost from Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (EPAT). The device sends pressure waves to the source of your pain. This improves metabolism in the area and increases blood flow to rush nutrients where they are needed.
Are you ready to get rid of the pain in your heels? Set up a visit at Atlantic Foot & Ankle Associates. With digital X-rays available onsite, diagnosis is quick and accurate. One of our heel pain treatments will work for you. Call our Daytona Beach office at (386) 274-3336, or find numbers for our other offices in Edgewater, Orange City, Palm Coast, and Port Orange, FL online.
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