For patients who suffer from ongoing arthritis or connective tissue conditions, like plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis, stem cell therapy can offer optimal results. The use of amniotic tissue has been documented in published literature since the early 1900’s. Amniotic membrane has been the subject of many scientific publications evaluating its use in:
- Modulation of inflammation
- Reduction of scar tissue formation
- Enhancing healing
What is amniotic fluid?
Amniotic fluid contains a multitude of proteins and growth factors. The mixture creates an extra-cellular matrix to recruit the body’s stem cells to reconstruct and regenerate the injured tissue that is causing pain.
Is amniotic stem cell therapy right for you?
By using amniotic fluids, arthritis and soft tissue injury patients have another option to repair tissue damage without needing pain masking injections and/or surgery.
You and your podiatrist may consider the use of stem cell therapy if:
- You have been diagnosed with an injury resulting in inflammation
- Conservative treatment such as anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, and bracing have not provided symptomatic relief of inflammation
- You want a non-steroidal option or have reached your limit of steroid injections
Why choose stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy offers a quick recovery and may be covered by your insurance. Patients can return to everyday, non-high impact activities, within 24-48 hours. The stem cell injection is safe and drug free while containing several growth factors and other endogenously synthesized molecules. All you need is one 15-minute office visit and just a single injection.
Here at DM Foot & Ankle, our doctors are always keeping up with the best treatment options available for our patients. We are happy to explain all treatments and address all questions our patients may have. If you are interested in stem cell therapy, don’t hesitate to call us today.