5 Things a New York Podiatrist Wants You to Know About Stem Cells

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jun 4, 2014 3:20:19 PM

what_you_need_to_know_-_new_york_podiatristStem Cell Therapy is an area of medicine that helps and cures many medical conditions. This type of therapy has actually been around for about 100 years and was initially used for eye surgery in the 1900s. In the 21st century, a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare can use stem cells to treat foot problems that are causing debilitating pain for people.

1. How the stem cells help alleviate foot pain

Stem cell therapy can be used for issues such as plantar fasciitis, torn soft tissue, and Achilles tendonitis. One of the most common uses in podiatry is treating arthritis in the first toe joint that causes limitation of motion as well as a stiff toe that develops over time because the cartilage has been destroyed. As we get older our cells have a harder time regenerating. The new stem cells make everything feel better by stimulating and producing new cells.

2. Where the cells come from

The best thing about this treatment is that it doesn’t use embryonic stem cells, which there is often a lot of controversy around, but uses stem cells taken from the amniotic sac of live births. The cells are allograft cells, which means they come from another person other than yourself. Mothers are tested and prescreened to make sure they are in good medical condition and don’t harbor any contagious diseases. After the birth of the child the amniotic membrane in the placenta is removed, sterilized and prepared for use.

The use of these amniotic stem cells is a great concept because they have all the ingredients our tissues need as we age. Our cells just become old and the stem cells breathe new life into the older cells.

3. How the procedure works

The stem cell therapy uses a minimally invasive technique performed by a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare that is quick and effective. The cells are injected into the area feeling pain using fluoroscopy to determine the exact position for the injection.

4. The benefits of stem cell therapy

Stem cells start to work immediately and build cartilage in the affected area. This allows for more range of motion, less post-operative pain, less inflammation, and quicker healing

5. Stem Cell Therapy at Adler Footcare

Adler Footcare has been performing the procedure for the past 18 months. It continues to stay up-to-date on the process and hasn’t had one negative result.

Find out if stem cell therapy would be a good option for you by contacting a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.

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Topics: Foot Care, Stem Cell Therapy