Sarapin® injections are a safe and natural treatment for foot and ankle pain caused by bunions, sports injuries, and arthritis. At North Central Texas Foot & Ankle, the team of expert podiatrists uses Sarapin injections to promptly relieve foot and ankle pain and promote healing. Sarapin injections are made from plants and present few risks compared to prescription painkillers, such as corticosteroids. Call the nearest office in Decatur or Roanoke, Texas, to schedule a Sarapin injection consultation, or book your appointment online today.

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Sarapin injections are a type of homeopathic injection. They contain sarapin –– a natural pain reliever (analgesic) derived from pitcher plants, a species of carnivorous plants native to Australia and Madagascar. They’ve been used by indigenous cultures for hundreds of years.

The North Central Texas Foot & Ankle team is one of the few providers in the area administering Sarapin injections. Sarapin is FDA-approved and presents little risk. Once the medication enters your body, it stops the nerves in the treated area from sending pain signals to your brain, resulting in lasting pain relief.

What types of foot and ankle problems benefit from Sarapin injections?

The North Central Texas Foot & Ankle team uses Sarapin injections to treat various foot and ankle problems, including:

  • Bunions
  • Neuropathy (nerve damage)
  • Heel pain
  • Achilles tendon pain
  • Neuromas
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports injuries

You might be a candidate for Sarapin injections if you have foot and ankle arthritis, like osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis.

What does getting Sarapin injections involve?

Before recommending Sarapin injections, your North Central Texas Foot & Ankle provider reviews your medical history and asks about your symptoms, including where the pain occurs, what it feels like, and if it’s worse at specific times, like when you wake up in the morning.

Your provider completes a podiatry exam, checking your feet and ankle for redness, swelling, and bruising. They assess your muscle strength, range of motion, and reflexes and gently press on your foot and ankle to identify sensitive spots. Next, your provider orders diagnostic imaging, like X-rays and an ultrasound, to look at your bones, joints, and soft tissues.

If the team determines you can benefit from Sarapin injections, they apply a topical anesthetic, such as lidocaine, to your skin. Then, they administer a series of injections into specific areas of your foot, like your heel or sole. Sarapin starts working instantly, stopping the nerves in your lower extremities from sending pain signals to your brain.

How many Sarapin injections will I need?

The number of Sarapin injections you need depends on various things, including the cause and severity of your foot or ankle pain. Most people benefit from at least two injections spaced several weeks apart. But if your symptoms continue or get worse, the team might recommend maintenance injections several times a year.

Call the nearest North Central Texas Foot & Ankle office to schedule Sarapin injections, or book your appointment online today.