Stem Cell treatment is a viable non-invasive option for foot conditions. Our podiatrist, John Schilero, DPM, at the Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute, can utilize this form of therapy to help treat your feet. Please call us at 561-694-7776 EXT. 41 or visit us at our West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida locations to learn more about this therapy. Additionally, check out our Patient Education section for more information about many treatment options for a variety of conditions that can affect the feet.
Stem Cell Therapy allows for the possibility of treating foot and ankle pain without the need for invasive procedures or steroids. This therapy can treat foot conditions such as arthritis, plantar fasciitis and tendonitis.. One form of therapy works by extracting a patient’s stem cells from their fat cells, which is thereafter used to mend and rebuild injured muscles or tissues. As people get older, they may not be able to have enough cells to fully repair an injured area. When stem cells are harvested, they are reinjected into the injured area to help speed up the healing process. This therapy is also especially helpful for treating diabetics by not only controlling symptoms, but also by helping to treat the underlying cause of any complications.
Another form of stem cell therapy is via amniotic stem cells (not derived from fat cells as with the method mentioned above). These types of stem cells assist with lubricating cartilage and contain growth features that stimulate tissue development.
After either of the above two types of stem cell therapy are performed, symptoms of a particular condition will start to subside, scar tissues should begin to become healthy tissue and swelling will be significantly reduced. The relief that this therapy provides will allow a return to normal routines as the injured area heals. Due to the many helpful benefits that stem cell therapy can have on feet, please contact us right away to discuss your specific foot condition and to start utilizing this treatment instead of invasive procedures that may in themselves lead to other complications.