Our feet and ankles are essential in nearly every activity we do. If you’re an active person, then you know exactly how important it is to have healthy, functioning ankles and feet. Unfortunately, injuries will happen, but it is important to know what therapies are available to you.
Regenerative medicine is an advanced form of therapy that include Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injection therapy and Stem Cell injection therapy. Both PRP and Stem Cell injections can help patients recover from many ankle and foot injuries without having to receive surgery or consume heavy medications.
Regenerative medicine is a natural therapy that uses a person’s own blood and stem cells to help in the process of repairing ankle and foot injuries. Injured foot and ankles will take time to recover, but using PRP or stem cell injections gives patients a higher chance of recovery based on the high amount of growth factors that work to regenerate damaged tissues. This procedure gives patients the option of avoiding surgical scars and longer periods of immobility during recovery.
Part of the reason why so many people come try Stem Cell Therapy is based on the success rate we have with helping qualified patients who are looking to avoid surgery through regenerative medicine. Ankle conditions that may benefit from regenerative medicine include:
- Partial Tendon Tear
- Ankle arthritis
- Chronic Achilles
- Chronic Ligament
- Plantar Fascitis
How Does Regenerative Medicine Work On Ankles and Feet?
Everyone has stem cells and blood with platelets in them. Stem cells are able to transform into any type of cell since they are at the beginning stages of their development. PRP, on the other hand, is pulled from specific areas that have high levels of growth factors in the blood. In both cases, these therapies work to adapt to the area of the injury and help regenerate tissue. Unfortunately, age affects the amount of stem cells we have in our body and efficiency drops, causing older people to take longer to recover and leaving them with fewer options for therapies.
A common place for tissue and muscle degeneration is the foot and ankle. However, we can inject a concentrated dose of regenerative medicine in the feet or ankles to help the pain and damage subside. There is no down time, and patients typically return to their normal activities in a short period of time.