Common Issues Causing Foot Pain That Can Be Repaired by Stem Cells

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jul 14, 2014 9:00:00 AM

480734215Wouldn’t it be cool if you could help your foot and ankle injuries just by getting an injection? This sounds kind of futuristic right? Maybe something you’d see on the silver screen? Well, you really can help your foot pain by injecting healthy live-birth stem cells into the area causing you discomfort. Before you skeptically shrug it off or decide it seems too sci-fi for you, learn about how it works and the type of foot and ankle issues stem cells can help.

How stem cell treatment works

Live birth stems cells, cells taken from the amniotic sacks of healthy live births, are delivered directly by injection into the areas feeling pain. It’s a minimally invasive technique, meaning it’s done by making an incision the size of a pinprick.

Foot problems stem cells can help treat

Live birth stem cells can change into anything. In the field of podiatry they are used for the purpose of changing into new, healthy bones and cartilage to repair what’s been damaged.

Arthritis of the big toe joint

There are many types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the type that affects the feet. Common symptoms include stiffness and foot pain caused by the inflammation of the joints. Currently, live birth stem cells are being used to treat arthritis of the big toe joint and it’s improving to be incredibly effective.

Ligaments in the ankle joint

The way you walk can damage the ligaments (the tissue that connects your bones together) in your foot and ankle overtime as a result of over-pronation, not bearing weight properly or an irregular walking pattern. Stem cell treatment can help rebuild these ligaments by creating new, healthy tissue.

Achilles tendon tears

You might have ankle or foot pain in your Achilles tendon, the springy band of tissue that stretches from the bones of your heel to your calf muscles. A tear in the tendon usually happens when you make a sudden movement that causes an abrupt tensing of the muscle. For example, a sprinter who quickly starts a race. (WebMd)

Tears of the plantar fascia ligament

Your plantar fascia ligament connects your heel to the front of your foot and supports the arch in your foot to help you walk. If you’re experiencing pain and stiffness in the bottom of heel and in your arches, it may be because there is too much pressure on your feet and can damage or tear the ligament.

Stem cells begin to work immediately to build new cartilage, bone, tendon, and skin. This means quicker healing and more range of motion, less post-operative pain, and less inflammation.

Hopefully we’ve given you some insight on how useful stem cell treatment can be and that it’s not just a futuristic endeavor. If you’re experiencing any of the issues above causing your foot pain, contact a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare for a free consultation. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.

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Topics: foot pain, Stem Cell Therapy