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    According to Statistics Canada, there are millions of Canadians living in pain. In these individuals, mobility can be an issue and can lead to missed work, school and a general inability to carry out the necessary tasks of daily living.  Indeed, patients experiencing foot pain are probably the number one kind of patient we see in our office.  And for these patients, sometimes providing pain relief is not as simple as it should be. We do have a variety of options in our toolbox, and in general, we try to act conservatively first and then move on to more extreme measures once those conservative options have not worked. For example, in the case of plantar fasciitis, one of the more common conditions we encounter, we often encourage the patient to start stretching their fascia, conduct laser therapy, and prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen. However, should all of these options be ineffective, we begin to consider injection therapy.

    Injection therapy involves the treatment of painful conditions with injectibles- usually corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are potent steroid medications that block the inflammatory pathways in the body. In general, they are used as a last resort, because while they can be effective in the treatment of inflammatory conditions, they are associated with lots of side effects (particularly systemic corticosteorids), and are often seen as a quick fix without addressing the long term problem. However, sometimes the injection of a steroid into a painful area can provide enough relief to enable the patient to start healing patient needs.  Of course, without correcting underlying biomechanical problems with orthotics, pain is likely to come back. Therefore, that is generally our best long-term treatment options for patients in pain.

To learn more, or to order our free booklet on heel pain, give us a call (519-624-4122) or go online to book an appointment! 

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366 Hespeler Road
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Chiropodist - Cambridge, Douglas C. Broad, D.Ch, 366 Hespeler Road, Cambridge Ontario, N1R 6J6 519-624-4122