Reduction in functionality, inflammation, and pain are the three primary conditions that patients seek immediate relief from when it comes to any kind of soft tissue or joint injury.
This is where Stem Cell Therapy is proving to be one of the most effective and minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures for treating these very injuries.
Stem Cell Therapy – Minimally Invasive, Long-Term Cure
Tremendous advancements have been made in regenerative medicine in recent years. One area which has witnessed highly encouraging results with respect to treatment success relates to foot and ankle injuries.
The feet and ankles are comprised of a number of small bones, tendons, and soft-tissues. It is a delicate structure if taken apart, but collectively the feet and ankles take on the entire weight of the body.
When you sustain any kind of injury to this area, it can impact and compromise your quality of life in several different ways; primarily the ability to move without pain and discomfort.
Aging is another factor which contributes to joint and soft-tissue injuries as the tendons, ligaments, and muscles lose their natural strength and elasticity, as well as their ability to absorb force or pressure. This leads to chronic conditions like osteoarthritis.
Thousands of patients seek treatment for common joint and soft-tissue injuries such as ligament sprains, tendon tears, and other kinds of soft-tissue, sports-related injuries each year. And while traditional treatment options do provide relief in some cases, the relief focuses more on treating or masking the symptoms. In more severe cases, reconstructive surgery is the proposed option.
What’s important to note here is that in many cases, the traditional treatment options don’t work, leaving the patient to continue to suffer.
If you are one such patient, then Stem Cell Therapy could be the treatment plan which offers not only relief from pain, but also a long-term solution.
Common Chronic Foot and Ankle Injuries
- Ligament Sprains or Tears
- Peroneal Tendon Tears (tendonitis)
- Sub-talar arthritis or instability
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Ankle instability
- Plantar fasciitis
Each of these conditions could be a result of a sudden accident or injury or they could develop over time, resulting in inflammation and either a dull steady pain or acute pain. Here’s what you need to know about traditional treatment options:
- The treatment option suggested for these conditions usually focuses on topical treatment, including OTC and prescribed medication, massage, and physical therapy.
- This might work if the injury is mild. For more severe conditions, the physician might advise treatment via steroid injections.
- Steroid use has its limitations and it comes with its own set of risks, including the risk of tendon rupture.
- Reconstructive surgery is advised when there is no relief and the condition is severe.
- However, the big risks with any kind of surgery include infection, long recovery period, post-operative pain and discomfort, as well as the need for extensive physical therapy.
Stem Cell Benefits in Surgical Cases
Several research studies have shown that stem cells can help boost recovery in surgical cases. The biggest benefit stem cells have to offer is their regenerative ability at the site of surgery – they aid by galvanizing regeneration and natural healing of damaged tissue cells.
The focus of using stem cell treatment in surgical cases is to help increase the presence of stem cells where healing is required and to kick-start the generation of healthy cells quickly.
The concentrated regenerative and natural healing focus of the stem cells is what drives the body to not only heal faster but to deliver more long-term relief and cure from injury or tissue degeneration.
The speedy recovery period and faster relief offered by stem cell treatment outweigh the pain relief offered by traditional treatment options and reconstructive surgery. This is one of the leading reasons why an increasing number of patients are opting for stem cell treatment.
The power-packed healing properties of stem cells is being explored not just for joint and soft-tissue injuries, but also for a variety of other chronic and serious conditions of the human body.
More to Learn
There is a lot of research ground yet to be covered in stem cell therapy application when it comes to some serious diseases and injuries. However, for now, regenerative medicine such as stem cell therapy is reshaping how we look at treatment overall.
Consult with Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle
Do you have a soft-tissue injury or suffer from chronic joint pain? If you are tired of traditional treatment options, stem cell therapy might be the cure for you. For more information on how Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle can help you, give us a call today to set up an appointment!