Injectables like corticosteroids and restorative cell therapy may stimulate impressive pain relief and healing without needing foot surgery. At Modern Podiatry, wound care specialist Kibibi Wanzu, DPM, and the compassionate team also including Dr. Brittany C. Sumpter, DPM, and Dr. Ronderick Williamson, DPM, offer injectables in their Hampton and Atlanta, Georgia, offices. To learn more about the different injectables available and how they might help you, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Injectables are treatments administered through a needle, directly into your foot or ankle. While topical treatments are an effective way to treat many problems, it’s difficult for the medication to penetrate the deeper layers of skin. Injectables offer highly precise treatments, delivered where they need to go.
Modern Podiatry offers several types of injectables, including:
Corticosteroids quickly reduce local inflammation, which then eases your pain. Corticosteroid injections usually include a local anesthetic for numbing as well.
You might need a corticosteroid injection after a sports injury or when you have chronic foot or ankle pain. The anesthetic numbs for several hours and the corticosteroid kicks in to give you longer-lasting pain relief.
Restorative cell therapy uses natural biological substances, like your own blood, to create powerful healing injectables. The human body contains tremendous amounts of healing cells but doesn’t always deploy adequate cells to the site of pain or injury when you need them.
Restorative cell therapy concentrates the healing cells and places them precisely where you need them. This may stimulate much faster healing and provide rapid pain relief.
Dermal fillers, which are traditionally used to fill in facial wrinkles, can also help with fat pad atrophy, in which the fat padding on the balls of your feet and heels wears down.
Fat pad atrophy can make it difficult to walk and stand, but dermal filler injections can give you new padding and ease your foot pain.
Modern Podiatry stays at the front of the podiatry field with their consistent use of innovative treatments. They offer a wide range of foot and ankle injectables, so the team can discuss all the treatment options to help you find the right one.
Modern Podiatry offers injectables conveniently in their Hampton office. The team uses ultra-thin needles to administer injectables, ensuring that it’s an easy and comfortable procedure.
Depending on where you need the injection, the team may use ultrasound or X-ray guidance to visualize the damaged or painful area. This helps them place the healing and pain-relieving injections in the right place.
You can return home shortly after your injectables appointment, with minimal restrictions on your activities. Most people return to work the same or next day.
If you have foot pain or an injury, injectables could help you recover. Call Modern Podiatry or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about the injectables available.