Ankle and Foot Treatments
Patients with chronic injuries or conditions affecting their ankle or foot, would previously typically have been advised to undergo surgery as the ultimate treatment for their condition. This would then involve cutting the patient in theatre, a hospital stay, recuperation period and the risk of side-effects associated with surgery. Even in the best case scenario, the procedure will involve replacing or scraping joints, which can alleviate the immediate source of pain e.g. inflammation in the joint, but may actually serve to further damage the area, and cannot resolve the underlying reason for the condition/inflammation or bring about an actual regenerative process.
At the Stem Cell Clinic we use the patient’s own stem cells, platelets or other natural agents, to repair the damaged areas of the ankle or foot naturally and permanently. Conditions which we often treat include but are not limited to:
- Achilles Tendon Injuries;
- Morton's Neuroma;
- Chronic or acute Partial Tendon Tear;
- Chronic Ligament Strains;
- Plantar Fasciitis; and
- Osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis.
We extract stem cells or blood platelets, depending on the nature of the condition and the treatment plan being undertaken, and then concentrate each cell type before reinjecting them in the specific area affected. Stem cell therapy will lead to new cells being created which are needed to heal the damage in question, whilst PRP therapy stimulates the body's normal healing process, sending growth factors to the affected site. All our treatments are performed in a day, with no 'down time' or significant recovery period.