There was a time when the concept of using stem cells to treat disease, injury or pain was something out of a science fiction movie, a procedure only dreamed of as a thing of the future. Here we are in the 21st century and stem therapy is being used for many different reasons, one of which is common foot injuries treated by a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare.
What are stem cells?
First it’s important to know what stem cells are. According to Medical News Today, stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can differentiate into specialized cells and divide to produce more stem cells. Stem cells are used by many physicians to treat a variety of conditions because they have the ability to:
- Replicate themselves
- Change into the cell type that is needed to repair damaged tissue
At Adler Footcare a New York podiatrist uses stem cells as an advanced treatment option for common foot problems causing chronic pain.
Foot problems treated with stem cell therapy
Both chronic and common foot problems can be treated with stem cell therapy, such as plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis, Achilles tendonitis, and torn soft tissue.
- Plantar fasciitis – caused by pain and inflammation of the thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes.
- Osteoarthritis – a common joint disorder due to aging and wear and tear on the foot joints.
- Achilles tendonitis – tiny tears in the tissue and inflammation around the Achilles tendon, the tendon that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone.
- Torn soft tissue – when damage occurs to muscles, ligaments and tendons, commonly occurring as a foot or ankle sprain.
In the past, these types of foot conditions were treated with physical therapy or orthotic therapy, but didn’t achieve effective results and patients still struggled with foot pain.
How stem cell therapy works
At Adler Footcare a New York podiatrist introduces live birth stem cells into the affected area. The area is carefully measured beforehand so the stem cells are delivered directly into the specific location that needs the treatment. The therapy is approved and regulated by the FDA and constantly screened by medical professionals to eliminate the potential of any communicable diseases.
A New York podiatrist performs the procedure at The Joint Commission accredited Podiatric OR of Midtown Manhattan housed within Adler Footcare. Learn more by watching the video below:
Stem cell replacement therapy is proving to be much more effective and longer lasting than traditional treatments. According to Dr. Darline Kulhan, a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare, patients are healing much fast and returning to their normal activities much sooner than with traditional treatment options. The exact length of recovery time depends on each individual’s diagnosis and health.
Stem cell therapy is no longer just something you hear about in science fiction. It’s actually been around for over 100 years, and is now proving to be incredibly effective. If you’d like to meet with a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare to see how stem cell therapy could help treat your foot pain, schedule a free consultation. At Adler Footcare we believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.
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