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Interfyl is a recently developed biological that is allogenic, decellularized partical human tissue derived form the amnionic tissue of a placenta.  Interfyl can be injected  to   help repair damaged tissue without the inflammatory phase of healing resulting in less discomfort and swelling follwing the procedure. It  can be used to relieve symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis, tendonitis,  and  post surgery   swelling and pain.  The particals that are derived form the amnionic tissue can be formed into a sheet to help heal tendons, bones and ulcers.  In the sheet form it is called Biovance.   Visit Alliqua.com for more information.

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Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)
... Also known as heel spur syndrome, the condition is often successfully treated with conservative measures, such as the use of anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy...

Flat Feet
... Talk with your podiatrist about the following treatment options: Shoe inserts/ Orthotics Shoe modifications Rest and ice Stretching exercises Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications Surgery Whether you were born with flat feet or you acquired fallen arches over time, if your flat feet are causing you pain or interfering with your day to day activities, visit our practice...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
...Ultrasound therapy and exercises may help rehabilitate the tendon and muscle following immobilization...

Accessory Navicular Syndrome
...Physical therapy may be prescribed, including exercises and treatments to strengthen the muscles and decrease inflammation...

Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
... Physical therapy may include strengthening exercises, soft-tissue massage/mobilization, gait and running re-education, stretching, and ultrasound therapy...

Achilles Tendon Rupture
...Physical therapy involves exercises that strengthen the muscles and improve the range of motion of the foot and ankle...

Chronic Ankle Instability
...Physical therapy involves various treatments and exercises to strengthen the ankle, improve balance and range of motion, and retrain your muscles...

Ankle Sprain
...This includes doing prescribed exercises...

Capsulitis of the Second Toe
... Stretching exercises may be prescribed for patients who have tight calf muscles...

Equinus
... To help remedy muscle tightness, exercises that stretch the calf muscle(s) are recommended...

Flatfoot-Adult Acquired
...Ultrasound therapy and exercises may help rehabilitate the tendon and muscle following immobilization...

Flatfoot-Pediatric
...Stretching exercises, supervised by the foot and ankle surgeon or a physical therapist, provide relief in some cases of flatfoot...

Fracture-Toe
...Physical therapy, exercises and rehabilitation may be included in a schedule for return to normal activities...

Haglund's Deformity
... Exercises...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
... Non-Surgical Treatment Treatment of plantar fasciitis begins with first-line strategies, which you can begin at home: Stretching exercises...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
... Exercises to strengthen the muscles, especially when the osteoarthritis occurs in the ankle, may give the patient greater stability and help avoid injury that might worsen the condition...

Pediatric Flatfoot
...Stretching exercises, supervised by the foot and ankle surgeon or a physical therapist, provide relief in some cases of flatfoot...

Peroneal Tendon Injuries
...As symptoms improve, exercises can be added to strengthen the muscles and improve range of motion and balance...

Plantar Fasciitis
... Non-Surgical Treatment Treatment of plantar fasciitis begins with first-line strategies, which you can begin at home: Stretching exercises...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
...Ultrasound therapy and exercises may help rehabilitate the tendon and muscle following immobilization...

Sesamoid Injuries in the Foot
...The rehabilitation period following immobilization sometimes includes physical therapy, such as exercises (range-of-motion, strengthening, and conditioning) and ultrasound therapy...

Shin Splints
... This condition usually occurs bilaterally (both legs) and can be alleviated by rest, use of non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, icing, a change in training habits, stretching exercises, and properly fitted shoes...

Talar Dome Lesion
...During this period of immobilization, non-weightbearing range-of-motion exercises may be recommended...

Tarsal Coalition
...Physical therapy may include massage, range-of-motion exercises, and ultrasound therapy...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... Ultrasound therapy, exercises, and other physical therapy modalities may be prescribed to reduce symptoms...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...Physical therapy, exercises and rehabilitation may be included in a schedule for return to normal activities...