It’s easy to take advantage of our feet and ankles — we go through our days walking from place to place, running with the dog, going grocery shopping, or working out at the gym. But for anyone who…Read More
Stem Cell Therapy for Foot & Ankle Pain
Stem cells have the amazing ability to become many other types of cells and can be used to create new muscle, ligament, tendon, bone, and cartilage.
After an injury or when conditions have led to chronic pain, a sample of fatty tissue is taken from your own body (typically around the abdomen) and stem cells are harvested from the tissue. The cells are then injected into the problem area and helps the bone, muscle, or whatever it may be to regenerate and heal.
Stem cell therapy is quickly becoming a popular alternative to invasive surgery. While surgery is still a common treatment option for foot and ankle conditions, the process is painful and can involve a lengthy recovery time and possibly physical therapy. Stem cell therapy is quick, painless (a local anesthetic is used when taking a tissue sample), and doesn’t require any down time or recovery time. Patients often begin to feel relief from pain around three weeks, but it can sometimes take between six and eight weeks.
If you are struggling with foot and ankle pain and want to learn more about stem cell therapy, or to see if you are a candidate, contact the podiatrists at AllCare Foot & Ankle Center. We’re here to help you achieve the quality of life deserve!