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What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain in the feet is a very common symptom for many patients. It is a condition in which pain persists daily or frequently and simply does not go away. It can be due to many reasons, but essentially, it is due to an imbalance of the normal state of equilibrium of the human body. The imbalance is created by stress on the nerve. This stress causes release of pain molecules that will not subside. Trauma to bone or soft tissue structure can also precipitate nerve damage as well.

Some examples of damage to the feet include:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Bone spurs
  • Bursitis
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Stress fractures

What treatments are available for chronic pain?

The treatments available for chronic pain differ according to the cause for the pain that a patient might be going through. However, Prolotherapy has been an effective form of treatment for treating most kinds of chronic pain in patients. This form of treatment is of two types:

  • Classical prolotherapy
  • Neural prolotherapy

Dr. Chaudhry, at the Foot And Ankle Wellness Centre, is one of the few Podiatrists in Western Canada that offers treatment of chronic pain. He has treated thousands of chronic pain cases and has decades of experience!

Still Have Questions? Call us today at 780-488-4844 and we are ready to answer any questions you might have about Chronic Pain Treatment Process.

What is classical prolotherapy?

This form of prolotherapy was developed first in the 1940s by trauma surgeon Dr. George Hackett. He introduced a combination of deep glucose injections, combined with local anaesthetics. This has been an effective treatment for chronically painful conditions in patients, who had weak ligaments and tendons. The high glucose concentrations were given with the hope of stimulating inflammation, which would eventually lead to a repair and make the tendons and ligaments stronger.

Stronger tendons and ligaments help, in turn, to resolve the pain. The success rate in patients who experienced chronic pain was 80%, thus helping a wide variety of patients to benefit from the classical prolotherapy procedure. Numerous studies conducted have claimed that such a procedure offered good to excellent results in patients.

What is neural prolotherapy?

Neural prolotherapy is a separate form of treatment developed by Dr. John Lyftogt since 2002. This form of treatment targets the superficial nerve fibers that are situated below the skin with low concentrations of glucose injections. Dr. Lyftogt observed that low concentrations of glucose in sterile water, when injected near the superficial nerves eliminated chronic pain and inflammation for up to 4 days.

Repeating such a form of treatment in patients on a weekly basis helped in the complete elimination of such chronic pain. While this form of treatment was first developed for conditions such as Achilles Tendinitis, it was significantly broadened to include other conditions as well. The results from such a procedure are consistent and offer a success rate of about 90%.

There are many conditions which are caused due to damage to the nerves that innervate a particular bone or soft tissue structure. The goal for successful treatment is to administer nourishment to the nerve which then ultimately allows for healing of the structure the nerve innervates. This modality of treatment has been proved in many research studies and is currently being utilized throughout the world.

Call us at 780-488-4844 to schedule a CONSULTATION and talk to Dr. Chaudhry to find out if neural prolotherapy is an option for you.

Check what one of our patients is saying about our treatment process:

“I came in on Monday with extreme pain. He recommended the PIT as means of helping to calm the nerves in my foot. The xrays did show that there was a bump on the bone, explaining why the nerves were going crazy to begin with. Within a day, the swelling has gone down and the pain is relatively gone. He did a second treatment the next day, which has helped me tremendously. He recommended orthotics to help with my feet long term, which I am absolutely doing with my having flat feet. I'm so grateful that I found his practice and will go back there for any future needs for my feet.

He was very attentive to the pain that I was in and was really relieved when he saw the swelling had reduced even though I was on my feet a lot the day after the initial treatment. He was really kind and caring about the situation and his professionalism is absolutely untouchable!” – Allison Leonard

About Dr. Chaudhry

Dr. Chaudhry is a specialist when it comes to chronic foot and ankle pain therapy in Edmonton, Alberta. He is well versed in this treatment option. The choice of treatment might vary from patient to patient, based on their needs as well as their suitability to a particular procedure. We, at The Foot and Wellness Centre, will be happy to evaluate your condition and appropriately guide you through the treatment options available.

Request an Appointment Online and we will be happy to assist you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, prolotherapy is an ongoing treatment process which in time results in permanent cure.
Yes, Prolotherapy is very safe and considered much safer than surgery or pain medicine. Besides, prolotherapy is a highly effective, natural treatment option for chronic pain.
Prolotherapy has been an effective form of treatment for treating most kinds of chronic pain in patients. This form of treatment is of two types, Classical prolotherapy and Neuralprolotherapy.
Prolotherapy is a natural treatment process, and has significantly less risk than a cortisone injection.
Immediately after prolotherapy, mild swelling or stiffness may be experienced. At times, this may notice these symptoms for one week. Most people return to activity the next day with no complications.
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