An Alternative to Foot and Ankle Surgery
Invasive surgeries and steroid injections are not the only treatment options available for your foot and ankle pain. Medica Stem Cells Clinics offer minimally invasive non-surgical alternative treatments for your foot and ankle pain.
Joint replacement surgeries have a long rehabilitation period. Moreover, surgeries have complications like swelling, stiffness of joints, infection, or nerve damage that may happen during incisions made in surgical procedures. In contrast to them, non-surgical regenerative treatments are minimally invasive and not associated with major risks. The regenerative treatment utilizes cells from your own body to repair the damaged area and regenerate new tissues. Hence, there is no risk of rejection. You can also get back to your normal life sooner by making your foot and ankle more functional and mobile using regenerative therapy.
Wear and tear, ligament strains, tendon tears and injuries of the ankle and feet are increasingly common and primarily affects sports enthusiasts, people whose jobs require them to stand for long periods of time, and those who put heavy stress on their feet. The ankle and foot joints can wear down over time beyond our body’s natural ability to repair the damage. While conventional treatment, like joint fusion surgery, total joint reconstruction surgery, arthroscopy or cortisone injections, may improve the condition for some, a lot of surgical patients go on to experience continued symptoms such as numbness, tenderness, or reduced range of motion or function. Also, current ankle surgical treatment options typically involve a painful post-surgical recovery with a lengthy rehab period to restore strength and mobility to the ankle. Patients suffering from foot and ankle pain, reduced range of motion due to ankle arthritis or osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, pain in the heel of feet or other injuries and other conditions of the ankle like sprained ankle treatment or foot joints may benefit from the same day Regenerative Therapy procedures, with minimal pain involved and no lengthy rehabilitation, offered at Medica Pain Management Clinic.
Non-surgical same day Regenerative Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) concentrate injections are next-generation Regenerative Treatments which help to treat the cause of foot and ankle pain, not just the symptoms. Foot and ankle Regenerative Treatment is an alternative treatment option for foot and ankle pain that continues to be proven successful, not only by scientist and researchers but also by doctors. Doctors are utilising this treatment procedure for a variety of conditions, including ankle arthritis or for treatment of injured tendon, ligaments, Plantar Fasciitis treatment and overuse injuries. Regenerative Treatment is also a viable alternative for those considering joint fusion surgery or total joint replacement surgery, At Medica Stem Cells Clinic we provide foot and heel pain treatment that not only alleviates the symptoms but help to restore joint damage with a non-invasive regenerative injection procedure. Patients typically experience little downtime from our non-surgical same day regenerative pain treatment procedures, like Stromal Vascular Fraction Therapy or Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP therapy.
Regenerative Therapy utilises biologic material harvested directly from the patient’s body to help heal disease and injury. The treatment has become a game-changer for accelerating healing, regenerating tissue and combatting pain. It has reduced the need for prescription medications and surgery, proving to be a helpful tool towards managing and potentially eliminating pain in the body. Regenerative Therapy has helped untold amounts of people overcome insufferable chronic pain, restoring their function and mobility, and improving their quality of life. Regenerative Therapy by means of several protocols will ultimately help initiate the self-healing cycle in the injured part of the body, the end resulting in pain relief.
In certain cases, it may be a combination of more than one treatment protocol. For some patients, however, the complete protocol is a series of injections in several treatment sessions. The choice of treatment is at the discretion of the Consultant and is based on your unique case.
This treatment may however not be suitable for all patients and only after review of your cases can the Consultant will be able to discuss your options.
- Tendon tear or split
- Ligament sprain, tear or pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Heel pain
- Sub-talar arthritis or instability
- Other degenerative conditions
Please contact us for a consultation and complete assessment to determine whether or not your condition can be treated with these minimally invasive, non-surgical regenerative procedures.
With so many options out there, you may be wondering what benefits choosing non-surgical Regenerative Treatments provides. Overall Foot & Ankle Regenerative Treatments are minimally invasive, non-surgical same day procedures with no risk of rejection, minimal recovery time and minimal worry. You are fully awake and ready to go home immediately after the injection.
Following are the top benefits of Regenerative treatment for Foot & Ankle pain:
Avoid surgery and its risks and many complications
Regenerative Therapy is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure, which gives patients an alternative to painful surgery and a lengthy recovery. The procedure is performed in an outpatient setting and only takes 1-2 hours. No general anaesthesia is required and most patients don’t need post-operative pain medication. Also, patients typically return to work within a week (but with no weight-bearing) and they resume physical activity much faster than after invasive surgery.
Minimal post-procedural recovery time
One of the most time-consuming factors of any injury is not always the treatment itself, but actually the recovery time. With Regenerative treatment, there is far less risk involved than surgery and recovery time is much shorter compared to surgery.
No use of general anaesthesia
Regenerative therapy may be just what you need as it does not require the use of general anaesthesia. It provides a safe increasingly effective non-surgical alternative to treating medical conditions using the body’s own natural ability to repair itself without the use of medication.
Same day procedure
The best part, after comprehensive examination and review of your case, is that our Regenerative Therapies are non-invasive treatments and are outpatient same-day procedure, where the Consultant will decide which line of Regenerative Therapy is most suited to your case. In certain cases, it may be a combination of more than one treatment protocol. For some patients, however, the complete protocol is a series of injections in several treatment sessions.
Safe procedures with No risk of rejection and No communicable disease transmission
Since you undergo an autologous transplant with the cells that originated within your own body, thus there is no risk of cross-transmission of disease or any chance of rejection.
Like any procedure, there is a minute risk of infection at the sample collection and at the injection site so we carry out under strict sterile conditions.
In general, Regenerative Medica Stem Cells Therapies can be utilised by anyone, regardless of the age, race, or gender. However, in order to determine if you are a good candidate and will benefit the most from Regenerative Treatment, you will need to schedule an appointment with our Clinic. The Consultant reviews your medical records and determines whether you are suitable candidate for our therapy. The choice of treatment is then at the discretion of the Consultant and is based on your unique case.
Several studies have been published in the field of Regenerative medicine demonstrating positive results from Regenerative Treatments.
Regenerative therapies have now been utilized in clinical practice to treat degenerative knees, hips, shoulders and other joints for more than five years and are demonstrating excellent results. Patients are seeing a marked reduction in pain as well as improvement in cartilage quality. A variety of well-founded clinical trials have been conducted on Regenerative therapy for the management and treatment of chronic pain. The trials concerning Regenerative therapies are widely published online (ex. on PubMed) and readily available for all to access. The use of Regenerative Treatments has proven to be both a safe and effective means of treating many conditions. These treatments allow the body to heal and regenerate in ways that were thought impossible before. Regenerative technology provides a natural alternative to the use of medication and surgeries, which may be more harmful and invasive.
Regenerative Therapy procedures are quickly becoming a first-line treatment for chronic pain, degenerative joint disease, like arthritis or osteoarthritis, providing a minimally invasive option to avoid invasive surgical repair and other various conditions. There are many Medica Stem Cell testimonials from patients on our website who have experienced significant improvements in their health for You to view.
Regenerative Therapy only takes a 1-2 hours to complete and is performed in an outpatient setting, no general anaesthesia is required and most patients don’t need post-operative pain medication. Patients will be able to go home almost immediately after the injection is done. Since this therapy is an orthobiological treatment that requires time for the cells to restore the damaged areas in the foot or ankle, patients will not feel the effect of the injection immediately. On average, most patients will start to see signs of improvement in the form of reduced pain or increased function within a month or two. This is mainly due to the strong anti-inflammatory effect and the growth factors associated with adult mesenchymal cells. This anti-inflammatory effect lasts from 2-3 months. From there, you can see continued gradual improvement as the cells help provide healing to the affected area.
The first day after the treatment, you might experience mild discomfort at injection site which should not be restrictive, mild pain in the treatment area may persist for up to a week. This can be alleviated by rest and if needed simple pain killers may be prescribed.
Ankle and foot injuries or conditions may or may not require repeat treatment. Typically it is best to wait 3-6 months before considering it.
Reviews of your progress may extend up to 6 months following the procedure. Reviews can be by means of a clinic visit or alternatively for your ease by video/phone call.
You will be asked during the period of follow-up to keep an accurate record of your progress to compare to your starting point.
The final outcome of the treatment and extent of improvement varies from one patient to another depending on type and severity of the condition, age, etc…
Regenerative Therapy for Foot and Ankle Pain may help patients who don’t respond to typical drug treatment, want to reduce their reliance on medication, or are looking for safe joint fusion replacement alternatives. Regenerative Treatments are not suitable for all conditions and all patients. The consultant will be able to advise if you are a suitable candidate.
Your first step to exploring your treatment options for Foot and Ankle pain is scheduling a consultation with our Consultant. To do so call us on 020 8168 2000 or alternatively book a consultation online or request a call back today!
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