Using your feet in everyday situations is second nature to most people. However, those suffering from bunions may have trouble doing even walking due to the pain associated with their condition. Luckily, bunions are treatable, even in the most extreme cases. With help from your Memphis, TN podiatrist Dr. Nathan Lucas, you can get back on your feet in no time.
What are bunions?
Bunions are a bony growth that occurs at the base of the big toe’s joint. The growth causes the big toe to begin to point towards the smaller toes, causing the growth to jut out on the inside of the foot. Due to its location, the bunion bears the brunt of your body weight, often causing it to become very painful. Since the growth forces the shape of the foot to become abnormal, shoes can become uncomfortable from the rubbing that occurs. Genetics play a large role in the formation of bunions, though arthritis, one leg being longer than the other and years of wearing high-heeled shoes can also cause bunion development.
How are bunions treated?
In moderate cases, bunions can be treated non-surgically. Sometimes, something as simple as wearing shoes with a roomier toe box can relieve the pain of bunions. Your podiatrist can help you find the right orthotics to relieve the pressure of your body weight from your bunions. Using ice on the sore area for 15-20 minutes a day helps reduce swelling. Corn and callus removal eases the friction between your foot and your shoe. Splints worn at night aid in achieving the correct alignment of the joints and muscles.
In severe cases, surgery is necessary. Bunion surgery removes the bunion altogether. The surgery normally leaves a large scar on the foot. However, Dr. Lucas in Memphis utilizes a new technique which hides the incision and avoids the visible scar left behind.
Since no two feet are alike, the best way to determine the treatment you need is to talk to your Memphis, TN podiatrist, Dr. Lucasn. Call (901) 309-8898 to schedule your appointment today!
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PRP, STEM CELL, LASER FOR THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
What is PRP?
PRP is platelet-rich plasma, where a small amount of your is blood is drawn and placed into a centrifuge to separate out the patelet rich plasma also known as autologous blood concentrate. Platelets are a specialized type of blood cell which contains the growth factors that exists naturally in your blood to stimulate new cell growth and allow your body to heal itself.
Stem Cell Therapy is also called “regenerative therapy,” because it uses the body’s most basic “raw material,” stem cells, to grow or regenerate new cells that the body needs. Stem cells are “undifferentiated” or “unspecialized” cells, meaning that they are “blanks” that can be developed into another type of cell that is required to repair or replace damaged tissue. In the musculoskeletal field, stem cell therapy can stimulate the formation of new bone, cartilage, tendon, ligaments, fat, and fibrous connective tissue. So when the PRP is administered in conjuction with Stem Cells, the growth factors in the PRP act as an accelerant and enhance the transformation of the Stem Cells into the precise type of cell your body needs to repair and heal. For instance, if you have serious tendon, ligament or cartilage damage, the Stem Cells and PRP are injected directly into the damaged area to trigger the reproduction of that exact tendon, ligament or cartilage cell. This means, rather than just helping to heal the damaged tissue, we can now actually regenderate new healthy tendon, ligament and cartilage to help repair and restore the damaged tissue.
Stem Cell Therapy creates specialized cells that have a particular life cycle and purpose, like bone or connective tissue. Stem cells can replicate themselves, too, so it is theoretically possible to have an unending supply of these regenerative “machines” that can then divide and be guided to produce the cells your doctor needs to fulfill specific purposes in your treatment.
What is the success rate?
There have been many studies documenting the effectiveness of PRP treatment. The studies have generally resulted in a success rate of 80 to 85% with patients experiencing a complete relief of their pain and the results are generally permanent.
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Transforming Feet Utilizes The Most Robust Combination Therapy for Foot and Ankle Pain Relief for the following conditions:
Plantar Fasciitis/heel and arch pain Achilles Tendinitis Fractures Neuromas
Arthritis/Joint Pain Tendon and Ligament Tears/Injury Bursitis Capsulitis
Peroneal Tendon tear or split Tarsal Tunnel syndrome Neuropathy Cartilage defects
Neuropathy Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Regenerative medicine has changed the way the health and medical community look at treating chronic foot and ankle pain conditions. The core focus is based around the concept that the human body is capable of healing itself if an environment of healing can be created and the body's own healing powers can be harnessed and super-charged. At Transforming Feet we combine Stem Cells and Platelet Rich Plasma with Laser therapy to create the fasting working and most robust cocktail for foot and ankle pain relief. We also incorporate Nerve Reintegration utizlizing Combined Electrochemical Therapy for nerve pain (neuropathy).
There are three interrelated approaches to regenerative medicine: Rejuvenation, Replacement, and Regeneration. Rejuvenation means boosting the body's natural ability to heal itself. Replacement involves using healthy cells to replace damaged ones. Regeneration involves delivering specific types of cells or cell products to damaged areas to facilitate restoration.-
PRP for Pain/ Platelet Rich Plasma is the process in which the patient's own blood is used to create a super-chared natural healing serum. PRP injection stimulates the inflammatory process, which in turn encourages the healing process. PRP focuses on restoring normal tissue compositions while avoiding further degeneration and when combined with Stem Cells, the effectiviness of both treatments is dramatically enhanced.
Stems cells are essentially unassigned soldiers ready to be called to action. Stem cells help heal areas of injury or illness by rebuilding and repairing damaged tissue and nerves. We all have stem cells waiting to jump to action when help is needed in the body.
Sometimes, due to our age or extent of injury, our own stem cells just doesn't have the horsepower to get the jog done. Since we are all only as good as our stems, we need help and now it can come in the form of several types of stem cell procedures.
We also use Laser the photo-activate the stem cells and platelet rich plasma to provide an additional jump-start to the process. Laser Therapy has been shown in clinical study and world applications to generate a photo-chemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue commonly believed to change the condition of the tissue by stimulation cellular metabolism which thereby stimlates the body's own healing process. Lasers can be used on their own or combined with Stem Cell and PRP to accelerate the healing process in ways thought to be impossible by the medical community.
Nerve Reintegration. This procedure is added for patient suffering with neuropathy. The CET consists of two procedures, an ankle block procedure performed with local anesthetic, and Electronic Signal Treatment (EST), as delivered by a unique sophisticated electromedical wave generator. The sensory peripheral nerve block injections are performed with a lower volume and concentration of local anesthetic, to the affected areas and as such are not intended to produce the level of anesthesia required for performing surgery.
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