Stem Cell and PRP Therapy for Foot & Ankle Injuries
Stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for feet or ankles may be an ideal non-surgical alternative for those who suffer from pain because of osteoarthritis, and ligament or tendon injuries. Traditional surgeries may require arthroscopy, bone fusion, and tendon grafts screwed into place to hold the joint together. Any of these can be painful and require a long rehabilitation period, which can make the traditionally simple acts of walking or driving a difficult process. Stem cell therapy requires a simple injection of concentrated stem cells in the injured area, which help the body to heal itself.
Stem cell therapy and PRP may be appropriate for treating:
- Mild to moderate osteoarthritis
- Tendon inflammation
- Partial Achilles tendon tear
- Muscle strain/sprain
These therapies are not able to treat:
- Severe ankle osteoarthritis
- Acute fracture
- Complete Achilles tear
While not everyone with foot or ankle pain or injury is a candidate for stem cell therapy or PRP, find out if either procedure is right for you by clicking the link, Are You A Candidate? For individuals who live in the area, we can provide an exam and consultation at our office to determine your suitability. If you are interested in learning more about these procedures to help repair a foot or ankle injury, please contact us.