How Regenerative Medicine Can Help Your Arthritis

How Regenerative Medicine Can Help Your Arthritis

Living with arthritis in your feet or ankles can make life more challenging. Treatments help with the symptoms, but you can still find yourself living with stiff and painful joints that make it more difficult to be active or even walk.

If your arthritis isn’t responding to conservative treatment and you don’t want to undergo the risk of surgery, Ryan Golub, DPM, and Zachary Flynn, DPM, AACFAS, from Arizona Foot Health in Phoenix, Arizona, offer a non-invasive, innovative solution called regenerative medicine. Using simple injections you can get right in the office, regenerative medicine can make your arthritis, and all the painful symptoms associated with it, go away for good.

Discover more about how regenerative medicine can treat your arthritis.

Understanding arthritis

Arthritis in your feet or ankles is a common chronic cause of foot and ankle pain. Arthritis is a condition that can occur in any joint throughout your body, causing the area to be painful, tender, and swollen.

Ankle or foot arthritis pain tends to flare up first thing in the morning, after sitting for long periods, during physical activity, and while walking. Left unchecked, arthritis can make it more difficult to live an active and pain-free lifestyle.

The regenerative medicine solution to arthritis

There are a number of traditional treatments available for arthritis, but all of them come with downsides. Conservative treatments can require you to modify your lifestyle or take medication for long periods of time, and they often only work on milder cases of arthritis.

Surgery for arthritis can be highly effective, but it comes with pain, risks, a long recovery period, and the potential for complications. Regenerative medicine, on the other hand, harnesses the power of platelets, amniotic tissue, and stem cells to offer successful and long-term treatment for arthritis without pain or the risks of surgery.

How does regenerative medicine work?

Regenerative medicine is a cutting edge area of medicine that uses your body’s own natural resources to heal chronic conditions like arthritis. Instead of bypassing your body to treat it, as traditional medicine does, regenerative medicine harnesses your body’s healing abilities and potential.

To treat your arthritis, our podiatrists inject dehydrated amniotic membrane tissue into the area of your foot or ankle where you have arthritis. These tissues come from the surrounding placenta and other tissues that help the fetus grow in utero, which means they’re filled with materials that promote growth. These tissues are harvested after childbirth when they’d normally be discarded.

When injected into your foot and ankle areas, these tissues help your damaged tissues grow and regenerate and help your body have a similar positive immune response. This causes healing that reduces your symptoms and can even cause new, healthy tissue to grow, eliminating your arthritis altogether.

Get regenerative medicine for your arthritis today

Our podiatrists develop a personalized treatment plan for your arthritis that ensures maximum healing with regenerative medicine. You can expect to get easy injections with minimal pain and no recovery period as the treatment starts to work on your arthritis.

If you have arthritis or another chronic foot and ankle condition and are interested in amniotic injections, book an appointment online or by phone to discuss your options with the skilled Arizona Foot Health team.

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