“You won a million dollars!” “Eating chocolate every day actually helps you lose weight!” “George Clooney is single again!” A cure for Cancer has been discovered!” “Speed healing twice as fast with stem cell treatment for foot pain!” If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is, but this is not the case when it comes to stem cell treatment for foot and ankle problems. It actually does speed healing twice as fast. Even so, you might be asking, “does stem cell therapy work?” in which case the short answer is “yes!” but we’ll take it a step further and explain.
Why does stem cell therapy work?
Stem cells are really neat because they are cells that haven’t yet determined their role in the body. This means they can turn into just about anything! Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? The New York podiatrists at Adler Footcare have seen it happen. If you have a torn ligament that is causing you pain, stem cells are used to regenerate and repair the ligament. If you have old, worn out cartilage, the cells can turn into new, healthy cartilage. The therapy works because it can stimulate and produce new cells.
How does stem cell therapy work?
Stem cell treatment uses a minimally invasive technique to inject the stem cells into the area feeling pain. Minimally invasive means that the treatment is done by making a very small incision the size of a pinprick. It’s nearly painless, doesn’t leave any scarring, or cause any trauma to the patient. It’s an ethical treatment because the stem cells used are amniotic stem cells taken from the C-Sections of live births. They are not controversial embryonic cells. In addition to speeding healing time, stem cells help reduce swelling and minimize any pain after treatment.
What does stem cell therapy treat?
At Adler Footcare, stem cell therapy is used to treat many common foot problems such as arthritis of the big toe joint, ligaments in the ankle joint, Achilles tendon tears, and tears of the plantar fascia ligament. It’s also commonly used in combination with other minimally invasive treatments, such as foot surgery or HyProCure®. Adler Footcare has been using the treatment for 2 ½ years and not had one negative result because we believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.
Are you still wondering, does stem cell therapy work? If you still think it belongs in the “too good to be true” category, contact a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare or download the free eBook below: