Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell treatments at Foot & Ankle Specialists of Ohio in Mentor, Chardon, Westlake, Bedford and Garfield Heights, Ohio, offer amazing regenerative benefits because it’s stem cells from your own bone marrow that starts the healing process. If you’re suffering from chronic pain due to arthritis or tendonitis, book your appointment online or by phone now.
Stem Cell Therapy Q & A
What are stem cells?
Stem cells are the most unique cells in the human body. Stem cells can self-renew (divide many times) for extended periods, and they’re able to become any kind of cell in your body. These two factors make stem cells the perfect regenerative medicine tool for a variety of injuries.
How is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) connected to stem cells?
Platelet-rich plasma is often used in conjunction with stem cell injections. The platelets from your blood are full of powerful growth factors that encourage healing, and they also help keep injected stem cells functioning at peak efficiency. Usually, PRP therapy is used right before stem cell injections, and then again several days later to keep the healing process moving.
Where do the stem cells come from?
Your podiatrist typically harvests the stem cells from your own bone marrow. During a bone marrow aspirate, your podiatrist withdraws marrow blood, usually from your hip. Your podiatrist then places the blood in a centrifuge to extract the stem cells from the rest of the blood.
What kind of problems can stem cell injections treat?
Stem cell injections are an effective healing treatment for foot and ankle problems such as:
- Ligament damage
- Tendon damage
- Ankle instability
Many foot and ankle problems can benefit from stem cell therapy, whether the problem is the result of a sudden injury or a chronic condition. Stem cell injections and platelet-rich plasma in combination can help your body heal far more quickly than you’d ever be able to otherwise. In some cases, stem cell injections and platelet-rich plasma therapy can help you develop a stronger and better ankle than you’ve ever had.
What is recovery like after stem cell therapy?
Recovery is usually minimal, and many patients resume their regular routine almost right away. However, you might need physical therapy to build the strength to support your ankle and foot properly as it heals.
Looking for a faster and better healing therapy? Use the online appointment tool or call the office today to learn more about stem cell injection therapy.