Advantages of Transdermal Verapamil 15% Gel
Safe & Non -invasive:
Minimal side effects and no risk of additional damage to healthy surrounding tissue, which is a risk normally characteristic of invasive treatments.
Daily localized application enables necessary drug concentration levels to be continually maintained in the affected tissue with little systemic absorption.
Overall Anti-fibrotic Effect:
Application to the aponeurosis allows both palpable and non-palpable fibrotic tissue to be treated, aiding in preventing reoccurrence and improving overall tissue characteristics.
Invasive treatment methods pose certain risks. Due to the density of the fibrotic tissue, injection therapy is unable to effectively dispense enough medication to the entire primary fibroma in one injection. Therefore, multiple injections must be made which may cause additional trauma to the surrounding tissue and worsen the condition. Additionally, since injection therapy only pinpoints the palpable fibroma, any non-palpable fibrosis in the aponeurosis is left untreated, resulting in a less effective treatment.
Surgery poses risk of additional trauma to healthy plantar tissue and is only able to remove the primary fibroma, not underlying fibrosis. The disease state often reoccurs following surgery due to the inability to surgically remove all of the diseased tissue, especially if the fibroma has invaded the tendons of the foot. Research indicates that 57% of the patients who receive surgery will have a reoccurrence of the condition.*
Stretching devices and/or orthotics only manage pain symptoms temporarily and do not eliminate the fibrotic tissue causing the condition.