Stem cells are the cells that make up the organs and tissues in your body. Not only are they the foundation of your cells, but they also have the ability to replace injured tissues and restore cells that have been lost through your skin, hair, and blood. They are also capable of becoming specialized cells.
Unlike the other cells in your body, stem cells can divide and renew themselves many times. This allows your stem cells to constantly act as an internal repair system for your body.
Stem cell therapy is a type of treatment that uses your stem cells to treat or prevent a condition. When you are suffering from a foot, joint, or ankle injury, stem cell therapy is a nonsurgical treatment option. The stem cells are extracted from your body and later injected into the injured area. Common conditions that are treated by stem cell therapy include:
When assessing your condition, Dr. Patel can determine if stem cell therapy is the best treatment option to relieve you of your pain. Depending on your condition, treatments offered by Dr. Patel can include medication, screws, boots, and physical therapy. In severe cases, stem cell therapy can be a good alternative to undergoing surgery for long-term relief.
The healing time for foot and ankle injuries can vary from person to person. Adults typically take longer than children because as you age, the number of stem cells you have decreases as you grow older. Because of stem cells’ specialized ability to transform into muscle cells and cartilage, stem cell therapy can help you generate the cells you need and speed up the healing time.
Since this treatment option is nonsurgical, Dr. Patel can perform this procedure conveniently in his office. This outpatient visit requires no downtime and you can return to your normal activities quickly.
Dr. Patel was one of the first surgeons to introduce stem cell grafting for foot surgery. His extensive knowledge and expertise have put him at the forefront of regenerative medicine.
To find out if stem cell therapy is a good option for healing your foot condition, call Rahul Patel, DPM, to make an appointment or book online.
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