Stem Cell Controversy: Is the Treatment for Foot Pain Ethical?

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Jan 2, 2015 9:00:00 AM

ethical_definitionIf you pay any attention at all to the news you will periodically come across stories about the use of stem cells. It’s a hot button issue that leads to heated debates, but it’s also a miraculous treatment that can help people with everything from serious medical conditions to daily foot pain. But is the therapy ethical? It depends on the type of stem cells being used, and Adler Footcare uses only ethical methods of stem cell treatment.

The key is the type of stem cell being used

The best thing about stem cell treatment at Adler Footcare is that it uses stem cells taken from the amniotic sac of live births, not embryonic stem cells.

Embryonic stem cells – there is a lot of stem cell controversy around embryonic cells because it involves the usage and destruction of human embryos. The debate is centered on the pro-life movement and the rights and status of the embryo as an early-aged life combined with the belief that human life begins when a sperm cell fertilizes an egg cell to form a single cell (Wikipedia).

Amniotic stem cells – these are the type of stem cells used in treatment at Adler Footcare. They are generated from the placenta and taken from the amniotic sac of live births during a woman’s C-section. These cells are called allograft cells, which means they come from another person other than yourself. The mothers these stem cells are taken from are all prescreened to make sure they are in good medical condition and don’t have any contagious diseases. After the birth of the child, the amniotic membrane is removed from the placenta, sterilized, and prepared for use.

Why stem cells?

Whether there is a controversy around the use of stem cells or not, you might be wondering why use stem cell treatment in the first place? The reason is because stem cells haven’t yet determined their role in the body, so they have the ability develop into just about anything. For example, when it comes to using stem cell treatment for foot pain if you inject the stem cells into a joint where the cartilage has become worn down and irritated, the stem cell will help regenerate new cartilage.

The results Adler Footcare has seen using this ethical stem cell treatment

Adler Footcare has been using the treatment for 2 ½ years with nothing short of miraculous results, such as its ability to:

  • Speed healing twice as fast as traditional methods
  • Reduce swelling post-treatment
  • Minimize pain after treatment

There is no stem cell controversy around the ethical methods used at Adler Footcare. The future of eliminating foot pain is stem cell treatment and the other advanced treatments offered at our practice. Learn more about stem cell treatments in the free e-book available for download below.

Learn why Stem Cell Therapy is Nothing Short of Miraculous


If you are in the New York area and are experiencing problems causing foot pain, contact a podiatrist at Adler Footcare. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.

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Topics: foot pain, Stem Cell Therapy