Injections are performed to treat plantar fasciitis, a condition involving inflammation of the band of tissue running across the bottom of the foot and connecting the heel bone to the toes.
Who is a candidate for this treatment?
You may be a candidate for diagnostic or therapeutic injections in the ankle or foot if you suffer from acute or chronic pain in these areas. Regenerative treatments involving injections of stem cells and growth factors harvested from your own body may also be recommended. Ankle and foot pain can result from several conditions, including:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Osteoarthritis of the subtalar joint (located between the tarsal bones that form the ankle and upper part of the foot)
- Pain and swelling at a joint of a metatarsal (the five bones, including the big toe, that make up the forefoot)
- Arthritis or conditions of the toe joints
- Sprains or tears of the ligaments or tendons in the foot or ankle
Why choose Dr. Seifert for ankle and foot injections in Houston?
- Dr. Seifert is an interventional anesthesiologist whose primary interests are in diagnostic and therapeutic injections and advanced regenerative techniques.
- We are compassionate, high tech, and use state-of-the-art techniques in our practice.
- Dr. Seifert focuses on whole-body health and offers physical therapy programs, weight loss programs, and functional rejuvenation.
What can I expect with ankle and foot injections?
For an ankle or foot injection procedure, you will lie on a table, face up or face down, while the doctor palpitates the soft tissue to locate the point of maximum tenderness or swelling. The doctor will slowly and evenly inject the medication into the affected area. You will be asked to remain lying down for several minutes after the injection. The doctor may want you to remain in the office for monitoring for approximately 30 minutes after treatment.