Sculptra Foot Injections
Sculptra is a cosmetic filler injected to restore the volume of the skin, which is lost due to aging or a medical condition. Sculptra injections contain Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible synthetic substance, and stimulates collagen production.
Pain in The Ball of the Foot
The ball of the foot, also known as the fleshy part located below the base of your toes, plays a vital role in supporting our weight and balancing our bodies when we stand up, walk or even run. Pain in the ball of the foot is a common condition, especially for people who wear high heels and with inherited foot deformities; for these people, pain in the ball of the foot can be more severe. Development of corns and calluses is also common among these types of people.
As a result of aging, the fats that cushion the foot’s ball tend to migrate towards the toes. The exposure causes pain and discomfort, not to mention the dependency on orthotics. Along with severe pain, the fat pad’s atrophy can lead to inflammation of the underlying soft tissue structures.
The synthetic Poly-L-lactic acid helps the body reconstitute the metatarsal head’s cushioning in the ball of the foot. Sculptra injections provide a shock-absorber to the foot’s ball and protect the metatarsal heads from high impacts.
Patients usually notice a dramatic improvement in pain after standing for long periods.
There is no doubt that custom orthotics play a vital role in foot care. But when the focus is on the ball of the foot, Sculptra injections are at an advantage, once injected, they stay put, and there is no friction or slippage. With the help of Sculptra injections, you can wear any footwear you want, even strappy sandals.
How Much Are Sculptra Injections?
The average cost of the Sculptra injection treatments is around 600$. The price also depends on the number of sessions needed to get desirable effects. Sculptra Foot Injections can help you get rid of pain in your foot’s ball and rid you of your dependency on orthotics.
Call us now to book an appointment with one of our orthopedic and podiatrists specialists.
Will a Cortisone Shot Help Metatarsalgia?
- Your specialist may prescribe cortisone injections for alleviating pain and inflammation of the forefoot.
- You may not need to replace your footwear or other physical measures.
What Should I Avoid Before Sculptra?
- You should avoid taking aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs before taking Sculptra treatment.
- The use of oils such as flaxseed oil or cod liver oil should be avoided before surgery, as it may cause bruising at the treatment site.
What Should You Not Do After Sculptra?
- Do not take alcohol or caffeine after getting Sculptra treatment for approximately 24 hours.
- It may increase inflammation or swelling at the affected site if you take alcohol, caffeine, or hot drinks.