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If you have ever had a bad ankle sprain, or repeated minor sprains, the ligaments and tendons in your ankle can become weak.

The discomfort may alter how you walk, stressing the other joints in the foot, which can lead to chronic pain.

Stem cell therapy may provide a better quality of life for patients with foot and/or ankle pain or injury who do not respond to standard treatments, want to reduce their dependency on medication, or who are looking for more natural or alternative options to surgery.

Conditions that respond well to regenerative orthopedic foot or ankle treatment include:

  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendinosis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle instability
  • Minor to severe osteoarthritis
  • Ligament strain or tear

The Benefits of Regenerative Orthopedics

Adult stem cells from a patient’s own bone marrow harness the ability of the body to repair itself. Clinical research involving adult stem cell therapy for foot and ankle injuries has shown encouraging results.

At New You Medical Health & Surgery Center, our regenerative medicine experts have observed improvement in many patients’ quality of life following therapy at our clinic for regenerative orthopedic foot and ankle treatment.

Utilizing patient’s own bone marrow and platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a promising option for the treatment of foot and/or ankle pain and injuries to help repair and regenerate cartilage, ligaments,muscles and tendons. Stem cells from bone marrow contain substances that have powerful anti-inflammatory properties which may lessen pain and swelling in the joint area.

Platelet rich plasma, or PRP is used in conjunction with adult stem cells to improve the treatment result. PRP uses the healing growth factors found in your own blood to initiate connective tissue healing and provide a more robust and favorable healing environment.

Patients have reported the following benefits for foot and ankle pain or injury:

  • Reduced joint pain
  • Improved range of motion
  • Avoidance of surgery
  • Better mobility
  • Increased strength
  • Less reliance on OTC medications
  • Reduced inflammation

The Procedure

Our goal is to provide our patients customized care and individualized treatment strategies based on their overall health.

Our regenerative treatments have the potential to improve the quality of life for our patients suffering with foot and ankle pain or injury.

Our procedures are a same-day outpatient procedure which takes place at our accredited surgery center.

The treatment consists of a bone marrow extraction from the patient’s hip by board certified physicians. Also, a small blood sample is drawn from a vein in your arm.

Using well established protocols and processing methods, the stem cells are concentrated from the bone marrow by experienced lab technicians in our onsite laboratory. The blood sample is processed to concentrate the healing growth factors.

The stem cells and PRP are then injected into the foot and/or ankle using sophisticated video graphic visualization. This ensures that the exact location of injury is treated.

The procedure takes approximately 2-3 hours from start to finish.  Follow-up visits to monitor progress occur one month, three months, and six months following treatment.

Why New You Medical

The regenerative medicine specialists at New You Medical Health & Surgery Center are dedicated to the advancement of medicine and integrative treatments and have established a protocol regarding the use of bone marrow and platelet rich plasma for the treatment of hip pain.

Our medical director is head of the Stem Cell Fellowship, which has educated physicians in the emerging field of regenerative medicine for over a decade. To learn more, please click on the link below, or contact an New You Medical patient advocate.