What to Expect from Stem Cell Therapy?

Foot and ankle inflammation and injuries must never be ignored. They derail your lives, hinder workout plans, and immobilize your outdoor adventures. There comes a time when you feel like you will need to consistently endure the chronic pain or approve for surgery. Fortunately, you can choose a non-invasive option – stem cell therapy for foot and ankle

What’s stem cell therapy?

The human body has an inbuilt healing mechanism. The stem cells empower the repair of damaged tissue by stimulating the existing cells. They can transform into specialized cells. They divide and produce more stem cells. They lend support in tissue repair that increases the healing process without a need for external procedures or medications. Pain relievers prescribed for ankle and foot treatments involve cortisone but offer temporary relief.  Cell-based therapy is a long-term solution for restoring affected tissue’s health. It is a natural option to cortisone and steroids.  For example, stem cell injection in the shoulder or knee transforms into ligament cells, cartilage cells, or bone cells depending on your needs. The damaged tissue gets regenerated and speeds up the healing process.  The Podiatrist at Irvine, Dr. Sima Soltani uses stem cell therapy for ankle and foot ailments.  The Irvine Podiatry clinic treats a wide variety including –
  • Sports injuries
  • Bunions
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ankle tendon tears
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ligament sprains in the ankle
You may need a single stem cell injection to recover but it depends on pain location and severity.

What to expect from stem cell therapy?

Before therapy

During the consultation, the podiatrist will check your medical history and assess the podiatric ailment. A treatment plan is determined and if you choose stem cell therapy then a date is scheduled.

During therapy

Stem cells are harvested from fatty tissues situated below the skin –‘Adipose Tissue’. There are massive stem cells, so a small sample is harvested and injected directly into the scar tissue or damaged tendons or bunion.  The adapted stem cells rapidly start to duplicate and transform into exact cells the body needs for healing. The new cells work hard to fix the ailment or injury. There is no incision or downtime. The healing process is easy, quick, and nearly pain-free. It is performed in the podiatrist’s clinic as an outpatient. 

After stem cell therapy

Within three weeks after the stem cell therapy for foot injuries, the patient experiences relief from inflammation. Some patients can take 6 to 8 weeks to feel the improvement because everyone’s condition, injury, and root causes are different. 

Potential of stem cell therapy

Stem cell transplants are used in cancer treatments like leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. For cancer treatments, donor’s or host’s stem cells are used to replace the destroyed cells due to cancer itself, radiation, or chemotherapy. Donor stem cells are harvested from peripheral blood, cord blood, or bone marrow.  There is consistent biomedical research taking place around the globe to develop more effective and rapid treatments. As stem cells can regenerate damaged tissues, scientists see endless possibilities. Success stories are moving across the internet about quick recovery from stem cell therapy. If you are struggling with foot, knee, or ankle pain then it is time to visit the nearby podiatrist for stem cell therapy.