Dr. Akash Bajaj and the staff at Remedy Spine & Pain Solutions located in Marina del Rey and Manhattan Beach, California offer patients a variety of pain relief options for injuries and conditions affecting the foot and ankle. Patients come from across Los Angeles for the innovative and effective treatments available.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot and heel pain. The condition is the result of damage to the thick band of fibrous tissue that connects the heel to the ball of the foot. When that tissue is compromised by excessive athletic strain, improper footwear or chronic obesity, high levels of pain can result. Discomfort and pain are most pronounced in the morning or after long periods of being off of one’s feet and tends to subside during the course of normal daily activities, only to flare up again once the area has been rested.
When plantar fasciitis leads to foot fatigue, the structure of the muscles of the foot can become altered. Trigger points, which are small muscle bundles that experience involuntary contractions, can develop. The anatomy of the human foot is incredibly complex, providing plenty of places for these trigger points to occur. Some patients are able to find a measure of relief by various stretching techniques, but it is not uncommon for self-care approaches to fail in delivering lasting results. Trigger point injections can help to relieve the pain associated with plantar fasciitis by delivering medication directly to the affected muscle knot.
Ankle pain can have a number of causes. Often, irritation of the Achilles' tendon is the culprit. In some cases, various types of arthritis are to blame. Patients are sometimes suffering from bursitis, which is an inflammation of the small fluid-filled sacs that provide a cushioning effect in the joints. Gout is another condition that can be expressed by pain in the ankle area. The first step in finding relief from persistent ankle pain is scheduling a consultation to determine the cause of the condition. From that point forward, various treatment options can be explored.
"I have been a patient of Dr. Bajaj for sometime now and he is such an amazing doctor. His bedside manner is fantastic and his team is always so welcoming."
"He is very proactive and openly communicating to my other docs/surgeons about next options. I truly feel like he's on a mission to get me to the lowest pain possible."
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"I became a patient of Dr. Bajaj three years ago and have experienced the most professional and effective care through Dr. Bajaj and would recommend him completely."
"I would recommend Dr. Bajaj to anyone living a cautious and active lifestyle and in pain. His style, strategy, and empathy towards his patient is amazing. "