régénérer® Staple Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment for Foot and Ankle Injuries and Arthritis
régénérer® specializes in regenerative medicine. Our Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma treatments are some of the most advanced therapies for a wide range of foot and ankle conditions and injuries. They may be the choice of treatment for your ankle and foot issues, preventing the need for invasive injuries.
For the people who are blessed with the ability to walk, our feet and ankle are the most crucial body parts. They support the body’s weight and facilitate our movement, allowing us to do what we love. Arthritis or injury in the ankles or feet can cause severe pain, limiting our ability to walk around.
Traditional medicine suggests surgical treatments for correcting foot and ankle conditions. Procedures are suggested that involve tendon grafts being screwed in and bone fusion. These procedures have a long rehab period without a guarantee of effectiveness in results. Arthritis and degenerative conditions are common conditions that can be treated differently.
Stem Cell and PRP are both minimally invasive procedures that involve relatively shorter procedures. The most advanced technology is utilized to inject these treatments, shortening post-procedure recovery time.
Commonly Targeted Areas in the Foot and Ankle
régénérer® considers a long list of factors before performing the procedures. There are many foot and ankle conditions that may be eligible for Stem Cell or PRP treatments. The following are some examples of what we can treat.
How Stem Cell Therapy Works for Foot and Ankle Conditions
The human body is a wonderful piece of art. Different tissues in our bodies contain special kinds of cells called stem cells. These cells have the ability to renew themselves and differentiate into other types of cells and replace the damaged ones.
When we age, sustain injuries such as sprains in our ankles or are affected by degenerative disorders like arthritis, these cells are unable to reach the affected areas and start the healing process. Stem cell therapy involves supplementing these stem cells by injecting cells sourced from other parts of your body.
régénérer® performs the therapy using stem cells derived from your own bone marrow. Not only does this comply with FDA regulations, but it may also improve the effectiveness of the treatment.
Using ultrasound technology, we guide the stem cell-filled injection into the foot or ankle, aiming to get high accuracy. Once the stem cells have been injected into the damaged area, they begin a natural healing process.
Stem Cell Therapy for Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis often appears as a result of an ankle injury, infection or trauma caused in an accident. The articular cartilage, which is a connective tissue acting as a cushion between joints, begins to deteriorate.
The body reacts to the degeneration of cartilage by thickening the bones and growing spurs. The synovium (the fluids nourishing the cartilage) thickens and inflames. This causes pain and eventually, immobility in the joints.
By injecting stem cells near the cartilage, régénérer® therapy can encourage its repair. This may prevent further bone growth, alleviating pain and making movement easier.
How PRP Works for Mild Foot or Ankle Arthritis and other Conditions
PRP is similar to the procedural flow of stem cell therapy. In fact, it is also administered via injections. We use state-of-the-art ultrasound and fluoroscopy technology to guide the needle to the affected area, ensuring extreme accuracy.
Instead of using stem cells harvested from your bone marrow, PRP treatments use platelet lysate injections that contain plasma with growth components from your own blood. The platelets and growth components stimulate stem cells.
By doing so, the stem cells within the foot or ankle are encouraged to work harder and start renewing at a faster rate. This enables better healing in the ligament, tendons, bone or cartilage in the foot or ankle.
PRP for Minor Ligament Tears and Ankle Sprains
The ligaments in the ankles and feet connect bones and joints to make them mobile. Sprains and injuries caused by external forces can cause minor tears or sprains in the ligaments. If left untreated, this can result in a long battle with chronic pain and joint instability.
Minor sprains and ligament tears may be treated with PRP treatments. The platelets and growth component can stimulate stem cells in the area, helping the body heal naturally.
Are you a Candidate for régénérer® Foot and Ankle Therapy?
If you’ve been experiencing pain and discomfort in your ankle or foot, régénérer® can help. Consult with our physician to discover if you are a candidate for stem cell or PRP treatment for foot and ankle injuries.