No matter a person’s occupation, feet are an integral part of everyone’s day. The constant use and pressure on the feet make the pain more pronounced than other aches and pains. As a person ages, the fat pat on the ball of the foot thins and degrades, making the necessity of foot pain treatment more common with age. Without that protective layer, pressure points increase and walking becomes increasingly uncomfortable, creating the feeling of stepping on stones and rocks. Ouch!
Corns, calluses, and ulcers develop as the foot rubs while wearing shoes for sports and everyday life. Until recently, foot pain treatment was mostly limited to special shoes or invasive surgery. Leneva fills a gap in treatment needs by being a non-surgical injection option that gives long-term results.
Treatment for Foot Pain: What is Leneva?
Leneva is a natural, FDA-approved treatment for foot pain that provides immediate and long-term relief. The injection is made of a fat, or adipose, matrix. The tissue used is donated and sterilized human fat tissues for reconstruction. Leneva removes the need for surgery or regular steroid injections. The restoration of the foot’s fat pad helps treat multiple podiatric issues including:
- Diabetic and Pressure Ulcer
- Impact Pain
- Tunneling Wounds
How Does Leneva Help?
The adipose tissue in the injection is contained within a cellular matrix. This matrix acts as a framework or scaffolding within the affected area of the foot. Leneva is injected into the subcutaneous layer, providing immediate support and encouraging your body to make new fat cells over time.
Leneva is an innovative product that organizes itself to fill in the areas in the foot missing fat. The decreased likelihood of the injection displacing allows patients to return to normal life with very little downtime. The fat injected gives the foot an instant cushion, lessening pain by taking pressure off tender areas. At the same time, the injection provides space for the body to make its own fat cells.
During clinical trials using Leneva to treat pressure ulcers, researchers recorded decreased pressure on wound sites. The decreased pressure made calluses less likely to form in those areas. Additional studies showed Leneva encouraged vital wound healing blood vessels to grow as well as the expected fat cells. The result is a long-lasting natural cushion that can potentially reduce pain resulting from pressure and friction.
How is Leneva Administered?
Unlike more invasive foot pain treatments, Leneva injections happen in the doctor’s office. To numb the injection site, the doctor will apply a small amount of local anesthesia. The fat matrix is inserted just below the skin near the affected pressure points. Because the matrix stays where it is put, you can leave your doctor’s office shortly after. Following the post-treatment instructions, a patient can return to daily life with little discomfort and downtime.
Diablo Foot and Ankle Leneva Injections
Unless a person is giving birth, pain is the body’s way of indicating a problem. Ignoring the pain, especially in something as important to the quality of life as feet, can have lasting negative effects. Problems like corns and calluses can become more painful over time and pressure point pain can lead to severe accidents. Conditions like diabetes and circulation issues increase the risk of infection, which can be deadly if left untreated.
Specialists in Foot Pain Treatments
Foot pain is not an indicator to toughen up and push through, but it’s a warning signal to call a podiatrist. Our doctors and technicians want to help you take back your quality of life. Even if you aren’t sure that Leneva is right for you, it never hurts to ask a doctor. If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation regarding Leneva, contact Diablo Foot & Ankle today.
Common Podiatry Questions
What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle.
What does a Podiatrist treat?
A podiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the feet. They can treat conditions such as ingrown toenails, fungal toenails, bunions, hammertoes, and plantar fasciitis.
What’s the difference between a Podiatrist and Orthopedist?
A Podiatrist and Orthopedist are very similar to each other in many ways. They use most of the same tools and treat a lot of the same conditions. The main difference between the two is their medical training. Podiatrists are trained exclusively on the foot and ankle, whereas the Orthopedic is trained on the whole body with an additional year of training on the foot and ankle.
Where are your Podiatry clinics located?
At Diablo Foot & Ankle, we treat our foot and ankle patients in two main clinic locations in Walnut Creek and in Antioch California. Dr. Eman Elmi and Dr. Shayan Esspoor are Board Certified Podiatrists who specialize in the treatment of foot and ankle disorders.