Botox used in foot pain

Washington: Orthopaedic specialists at the Walter Reed Army Medical Centerhave successfully used Botox to treat plantar fasciltis, a common type of heel pain.

Doctors used two injections in the foot to arrest the painful condition in which the heel may swell and be hot to the touch. It is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, the layer of tissue that supports the foot arch.

In the new research the symptoms were considerably reduced over a period of at least two months when injections of Botox were given. Botox orginally used for medical conditions now has a wide range of uses.