|Dear patients and friends,
Many women suffer pain and burning in the ball of the feet from wearing high fashion shoes. Given a choice between wearing fashionable shoes and pain, many women choose pain rather than give up their fashionable shoes and boots. There are many reasons for this: career choice requiring such footwear, peer group expectations, and an emotional and monetary investment in looking the best one can. Orthotics and cushions in fashion shoes seldom give complete relief.
According to one professional model: "I love my high heels and I refuse to give them up. But after a few hours, my feet always start to hurt. I have spent thousands of dollars on my designer shoes and boots and always end up kicking them off before the night is over. I tried inner soles and shoe pads but they never fit right, never stayed in place, and they made my shoes too tight.
Sculptra® injectable implants replaced the padding on the ball of my foot after the first treatment. Now I feel like I have pillows on my feet."
Sculptra, also known as Poly-L-Lactic Acid has been widely used for many years in dissolvable stitches, and soft tissue implants. Now, it is being used in the feet to eliminate pain.
Runners, dancers, occupations demanding long hours on the feet, and people who have lost their fat pads from injury or infections, plus those with corns and callouses can be helped with the implantable Cushions for Feet.
Cushions for Feet are injectable implants of filler materials such as Sculptra, Juvederm, and other materials that have been used safely for years for facial wrinkles, and loss of facial fat from the HIV virus. These implantable cushions are not covered by insurance since they are characterized as cosmetic procedures. The costs of treatment can vary from about $500 to $3,500 depending on the volume of filler needed. The average cost is about $1,000-$1,200 per foot.
Injectable fillers do not last forever and will need to be repeated at different intervals. Please forward this information to anyone you know for whom Implantable Foot Cushions could make a difference.
The natural condition of your feet and ankles is pain-free. So many people live with pain and problems with their feet because they think that there isn't anything that can be done. I want to assure you that in virtually every case there IS something that can be done. Believe me when I tell you the you don't have to suffer from foot pain or problems.
For your foot health and comfort,
Dr. Ron Worley