Supplementation to correct vitamin deficiencies and inefficiencies which provide essential nutrients that allow the nerves to heal.
Stem Cell and PRP Foot and Ankle Pain Relief and Healing without Surgery
Transforming Feet for Health, Fitness and Fashion
Frequently asked Questions
Q) Are there any ethical issues with Adult Stem Cells?
A) No, adult stem cells are not embryos. They don’t have the potential to develop into a new human being. They reside in the bone marrow and fat and they exist in large quantities. We use your own stem cells and do NOT store or alter them in any way.
Q) How do I know if Stem Cell therapy is good for me?
A) If you have any of the following conditions Stem Cell Therapy enables the patient’s body to use it’s own stem cells to heal and repair.
Plantar fasciitis (Heel/Arch Pain), Arthritis, Tendinitis, Fractures
Ligament injuries, Joint pain, Neuropathy
Q) WHERE DO ADULT REGENERATIVE CELLS COME FROM?
A) Regenerative cells are harvested from your own adipose or fat tissue or your own bone marrow taken from either the hip or calcaneus (heel bone)
Q) What is PRP and why is it used with Stem Cell Therapy?
A) PRP is blood plasma that has a high concentration of a group of cells called platelets. This cells release growth factors and other proteins that promote wound healing in bone and soft tissue. When we inject PRP, the high concentration of platelets, delivers powerful doses of growth factors that accelerate and enhance tissue repair and healing. These growth factors also attract Stem Cells to the site of injury. When injecting PRP alone, more than one injection is recommended to maximize results.
Q) How is PRP obtained?
A) PRP is obtained with a simple and safe blood draw. Special collection tubes are used and about 30 to 50 cc of blood is obtained. The blood is centrifuged with special FDA approved equipment until PRP is obtained. After this process the PRP is ready for injection or to be mixed with bone marrow or fat stem cells for treatment to relieve pain and heal arthritis and injuries.
Q) How soon can I go back to my regular activities?
A) The procedure is same-day office procedure. Patients are usually sore during the first couple days after the injection. Patients can return to work next day, depending on the site of the treatment and the load of physical activity that is required from the patient at their jobs.
Q) How many treatments will I require and how often will I receive them?
A) With Bone- Marrow and Adipose Derived Stem Cells, most people need only ONE treatment. With PRP, most people require two to six treatments done every four to six weeks to achieve the desired result.
Q) How will I feel immediately after the treatment?
A) While the treatment itself is not very painful because oral medications and local anesthetics are used, immediately after the procedure you will have some localized soreness and discomfort, especially after bone marrow aspiration. Most patients find over the counter medications, ice and rest sufficient to help with the pain.
Q) How soon will I notice improvement?
A)These Stem Cell treatments stimulate the growth and repair connective tissues requiring time. Typically, patients notice improvement after two weeks and continue to notice continual improvement months after the treatment
Q) What are the risks or these treatments?
A) There are very few risks involved. You may be sore for a few days after the procedure.
Q) WILL MY INSURANCE COVER THIS PROCEDURE?
A) One of the common questions that many people ask is “how much does it cost?”
These procedures are NOT covered by health insurance plans. But, with financing, many patients can get their painful joints and back treated for a minimum investment. There are a variety of different financing options available, and we can help you find the best one for you.
The total cost will depend on the:
Each patient’s medical requirement is unique and all our procedures are individualized just for you. Therefore a consultation with the physician (over the phone or face-to-face) is needed to decide the best treatment option (and exact cost) for you.
Cost: PRP procedures start at $850- $1200 and Stem Cell Procedures start at $4,500 for each area/joint. Other areas/joints treated at the same time receive a discount.
The best part is that the initial consultation with the physician is complimentary, so you have nothing to lose.
Call today to find out if you are a candidate for these procedures and your exact cost.
Foot and Ankle stem cell injections treatment is among the latest additions in the management of chronic foot & ankle joint pain. As part of other regenerative medicine techniques, it is gaining popularity over the traditional management approach to such pains. This therapy is effective whether the ankle joint pain is due to:
Safe to Patients
1. Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDs. These have the potential to cause gastric ulcerations among other health problems.
When these complications are considered, the transient ones associated with stem cell injections pale in comparison. These self-limiting side effects include, pain, mild bleeding from site of stem cell harvesting and sometimes a slightly raised body temperature and rash may be noticed after the injection. As already said these symptoms are transient and usually disappear after a few hours or at most a few days.
Better joint function restoration
Stem cell injections help to stop the joint degeneration and then assist it to regenerate. This means that cartilage and associated connective tissues can be restored to their former status. This offers long-term benefits without any of the serious side effects of drug and surgical management discussed above.
The use of stem cell in foot & ankle joint problems may also offer better prospects for people suffering from diabetes or those who smoke as these people tend to have more complications post-surgery.
Shorter post treatment hospital stay and follow-up.
As research continues, foot and ankle stem cell injections for chronic ankle joint pain is likely to be adopted in many more centres in the U.S and even globally.
Peripheral neuropathy is damage of the peripheral nerves. Your peripheral nerves—the nerves in your toes and fingertips—are the ones on the periphery of your body. When the nerves are damaged, they don't function properly. People with peripheral neuropathy have decreased or abnormal sensation in their toes and fingers. Sometimes, they develop problems moving these parts of the body as well.
If you are tired of living with the symptoms of neuropathy, let us suggest customized treatment options. We will review your history as well as perform a visual inspection extremities to assess reflexes, gait and balance. We will then incorporate our four components of therapy into your course of treatment.
We offer a comprehensive neuropathy exam complete with patient history, thorough neurological exam & diagnostic testing. Our nursing staff performs a series of non-invasive, painless tests for neuropathy. The test is painless, takes about three minutes, and gives an accurate evaluation of the severity of nerve damage associated with neuropathy and other nerve conditions.
This revolutionary, FDA cleared Laser Therapy dramatically increases oxygen and blood flow to damaged nerves.
Class IV High Power Laser Therapy sends bio-available energy directly through intact skin to photoreceptors within the injured cells to “jump-start” the healing process. The photoreceptors act like solar panels. They accumulate and store energy (ATP) which is then used by the powerhouse of the cell (called mitochondria). The powerhouse then releases this energy to activate the healing process.
Class IV High Power Laser sends radiant infrared energy deep into the walls of the blood vessels that feed the injured nerves. This improves the elasticity and function of the blood vessels. As the blood vessels become healthier the nerves begin to thrive. The Laser Therapy improves the oxygenation of the individual nerve cells allowing them to “plump up” and lengthen to fill-in the gaps between the nerve cells. This allows the nerve signals to “jump” from cell to cell more quickly since the distance between the nerve cells is lessened.
The opening up of the electrical pathways and the accelerated nerve cell repair allow for clear, correct communication between the brain and the rest of the body. The result is healthy function and a return to normal sensation. In other words,
While the Therapeutic Laser Wand passes over the injured area, the patient experiences a gentle warming sensation over the skin. Laser Therapy is not only painless, it feels great!
Increase the Body’s Regenerative and Restorative Healing PowersPlatelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is the first-ever form of regenerative treatment for joint, tendon, muscle, and ligament injury, cartilage degeneration, and a wide variety of chronic and neurologic conditions. These injections utilize your body’s own concentrated platelets increasing your body’s healing process. Patients heal 2-5 times more quickly with the use of PRP Therapy.
Nerve Reintegration Stimulation with integrated nerve block (injections) is an exciting new technology for patients suffering with neuropathy. In clinical studies it has been shown to improve symptoms and nerve function in almost everyone who completes the treatments- So expect to get better! It is very likely that you will. Other therapies and even surgery may also be required to get you feeling like your old self if you are not progressing. Therapies are held three times a week and injections are given twice a week. The shots are usually not painful but sometimes can be. The pain (if any!) only lasts a minute.
Supplementation to correct vitamin deficiencies and inefficiencies which provide essential nutrients that allow the nerves to heal.
HEAL Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinitis, Tendon Tears, Joint Pain, Sprains, Ligament Injuries, Arthritis, Fractures, and Cartilage Defects WITHOUT SURGERY
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.
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.
Stem cells are now being studied for use in a wide range of conditions, from diabetes, to heart disease, to musculoskeletal disorders, to neurological disorders.
While stem cells can be derived from several sources, the most adaptable are embryonic and amniotic stem cells, the former derived from days-old human embryos, and the latter derived from the amniotic fluid surrounding a fetus.
Adult stem cells are most often used to produce new cells of the same lineage. The body uses these cells naturally to maintain and repair the tissue in which the stem cells develop.
Induced pluripotent stem cells are adult stem cells that have been genetically programmed to act like embryonic stem cells. These are important tools in evaluating new drugs and in modeling diseases to help researchers understand how disease develops in the body.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
What is PRP?
PRP is platelet-rich plasma, also known as autologous blood concentrate. Platelets are a specialized type of blood cell which contains the growth factors needed to heal injured tissues including tendons, ligaments and joints. The goal is to enhance the healing environment to cure the chronically affected tissue naturally and without the side effects of medicine or surgery.
Human platelets are naturally rich in connective tissue growth factors. By injecting these growth factors into damaged ligaments and tendons, it stimulates a natural repair process by the body’s own healing system. Essentially, we are using the body’s own blood cells and directing them where they are needed to heal damaged tissue.
What conditions benefit from PRP?
In the office, blood is drawn from the patients arm and placed in a special centrifuge. The platelets are then separated from the red blood cells and concentrated. The concentrated platelets are then put in a syringe and injected into the injured area. The process is done under either local anesthesia or twilight anesthesia, which minimizes pain. The entire process usually takes less than 30 minutes
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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