The word is getting out about the amazing advancements being made in treatments for issues causing foot pain. Problems such as bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon tears, foot ulcers, neuropathy, misaligned feet and everything in between can be treated these days in a minimally invasive way. One of these remarkable treatments is stem cell therapy, which uses ethically sound live-birth stem cells to help foot problems causing chronic pain. Learn how stem cell treatment can help diabetics in the article excerpt below.
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For Diabetics, Treatment with Stem Cells May Avert Amputation
According to data presented at the 73rd Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), advances in stem cell therapy can significantly improve outcomes for patients with chronic diabetic foot ulcers. Use of stem cells to treat foot problems like diabetic ulcers may speed up the healing process, preventing infection and hospitalization during recovery.
Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells found in blood and bone marrow among many other tissues. Sometimes referred to as the "Swiss army knife of healing," stem cells have the ability to develop into many different cell types in the body, including bone, cartilage and fat. When applied directly to a wound, such as a foot ulcer, stem cells can grow over the affected area and help to provide the wound with closure so healing can take place.
Diabetic patients frequently develop chronic foot conditions, like ulcers, as a result of peripheral neuropathy, which causes a lack of sensation of the lower extremities. Often misdiagnosed, these conditions can lead to more serious complications, including amputations; but when caught early are highly treatable.
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The New York podiatrists at Adler Footcare have been using stem cell therapy for over 2 ½ years and haven’t seen one negative result. Since stem cells haven’t yet determined their role in the body, not only do they have the amazing ability to turn into anything, but they help speed healing after treatment twice as fast, reduce post-treatment swelling, and minimize pain after treatment. The expectation is that stem cells will eventually be able to do even bigger things, like grow organs someday. But for now, they are nothing short of a miraculous advancement to help treat problems causing foot pain.
At Adler Footcare we believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment. To learn more about stem cell therapy for foot pain offered at Adler Footcare, download the free eBook below.