Injectables are not just for your face
Are you struggling with foot pain? Wearing fashionable but painful shoes has to be one of the most difficult choices to make in the morning. Many women believe their stilettos and pumps are responsible for causing deformities like hammertoes and bunions. Not true! Many of my older patients ready to have surgery often blame the shoes they wore as young women for the cause. Regardless of the shoes worn, the deformities would develop anyway. That’s good news for those of you sporting a closet full of shoes. One thing that is true, the natural shock absorber or fat pad on the bottom of the feet diminishes with age for all of us. Some experience this more than others. This absence of a fat pad can lead to painful callous development which can be very painful.
Welcome Sculptra! Sculptra (Poly L Lactic Acid) is an injectable used to volumize areas of the body. Of course it got its start in the face but works anywhere in the body. It encourages the body to make its own collagen effectively building the shock absorber or fat pad back where you need it the most. It’s combined with an anesthetic just prior to injecting to make it more comfortable. Several injections may be necessary but this lasts for a year if not more and is showing considerable promise.
We see a lot of unsightly veins at our office. They are often times responsible for heaviness, cramping and tired legs. This problem effects woman and men alike. It’s not just cosmetic either. Some persons can develop debilitating wounds and even run the risk of limb loss in severe cases. Fortunately, that isn’t common in the average population. New minimally invasive procedures fix this quickly, painlessly, and in the office. The field is constantly evolving into better less invasive techniques. The treatment is often covered by insurance.
Numbness, burning, and tingling are just a few of the words I hear used to describe the suffering of those with peripheral neuropathy. Whether you’ve had chemotherapy, have diabetes or just have with no explanation for its cause. It’s becoming so prevalent in the population that I’m starting to think we’re missing something. I started paying more attention to this condition when I myself developed it after a traumatic injury. It opened my eyes to how debilitating and painful this condition is. I’ve tried treating this every way imaginable without much success. The prescriptive medications cause drowsiness and other serious side effects. They have to be prescribed in large dosages and worse yet we don’t even know how they work.
TeslaMax to the rescue! I was lucky enough to be included in a trial with my worst patients and boy was I impressed. Persons who haven’t had a normal night’s sleep in years are now resting comfortably. People that haven’t felt the carpet under their toes in years now can. We’re seeing great results! It’s amazing!
For any information regarding these treatments please call our office or visit our website at www.midflfootanklevein.com.
Gabriel F. Delgado, DPM is bilingual and was born and raised in Lakeland. He’s married with 2 children and has been in practice for 18 years. He has 2 offices, Bartow & Lakeland. He’s a graduate of University of Florida and Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine. He’s certified by the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons as well as the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery.
Foot, Ankle and Vein Clinic
203 Kerneywood St., Lakeland, FL 33803
510 West Main St., Bartow, FL 33830