There are many diseases, injuries and conditions that can impact the foot and ankle either directly or indirectly.  If you find yourself dealing with foot pain, swelling and other issues that make it challenging to enjoy your regular workout routine or that impact mobility, we can provide you with the comprehensive foot care and relief you need through regenerative medicine.

At Live Oak Foot & Ankle, our office-based regenerative medicine treatments include PRP and amnion-chorion injections as well as skin graft substitutes.  These therapies target and treat a wide range of acute and chronic conditions of the foot and ankle without the need for surgery.

PRP Injections:

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy involves using a patient's own blood plasma and platelets to stimulate the body's natural healing response.  A sample of blood is collected and then placed into a centrifuge where the platelets are separated and then prepared.  The platelet rich plasma was then injected into areas of the feet in order to repair injured tissues and speed up the healing process.

Amnion-Chorion & Orthobiologics:

Amnion-chorion biological products are derived from the umbilical cord between a mother and a newborn baby.  These tissues are rich in stem cells and many growth factors that have a powerful effect on stimulating your body to repair injured tissues.  We utilize these products for both soft tissue and bone applications in both the office and in surgery for a variety of conditions.

Stimulate Healing

Regenerative medicine stimulates your own body's naturally healing mechanisms.

Reduce Inflammation

Regenerative medicine reduces inflammation which helps healing and minimize scar tissue formation.

Prevent Scar Tissue

Regenerative medicine reduces scar tissue formation in favor of healthy collagen production.

Scaffolding

Regenerative medicine stimulates collagen production which acts as a scaffold to help your cells migrate into the injured area.

New Blood Vessels

Regenerative medicine stimulates ingrowth of new blood vessels into the injured area to facilitate healing.

Many soft tissue injuries and degenerative disorders that affect the foot and ankle are amenable to regenerative medicine therapies, particularly when more conventional therapies have failed.  Some of the conditions that may benefit from regenerative treatments include:

Chronic plantar fasciitis and heel pain
Achilles tendinitis
Arthritis
Severe stress fractures
Ligament and tendon injuries
Fractures
Initial or failed joint fusions
Chronic wounds

One of the major benefits of office-based regenerative medicine injections and skin graft substitute applications is that the treatment is natural, minimally invasive and does not require medications for surgery in order to treat the pathology.  While this is a popular option among athletes, anyone dealing with severe, persistent and chronic foot and ankle pain may benefit.

If you want to learn more about regenerative medicine and how it could improve the health of your feet and ankles...

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