Are steroid injections, ankle surgery, joint fusion or replacement surgery really the only options for Foot and Ankle pain treatment?
Medica Institute offer minimally invasive, non-surgical, safe alternatives for Foot and Ankle pain treatment to get your life back on track without surgery or steroid injections!
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. They can wear down over time beyond our body’s natural ability to repair 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 arthritis or osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, pain in heel of foot or other injuries and other conditions of the ankle or foot joints may benefit from the same day Regenerative Therapy procedures, with minimal pain involved and no lengthy rehabilitation, offered at Medica Institute Clinic.
Non-surgical same day Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) concentrate injections are next generation Regenerative Treatments to treat the cause of foot and ankle pain not just the symptoms. Regenerative Therapy 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 who utilise this treatment for a variety of conditions, including arthritis, tendon, ligament and overuse injuries. Treatment is also a viable alternative for those considering joint fusion surgery or total joint replacement surgery, Medica Institute Clinic may help alleviate foot and ankle pain and restore joint damage with a non-invasive regenerative injection procedure. Patients typically experience little down time 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 result then is pain relief.
Non-surgical Regenerative Treatments are a same-day procedures and the options are:
• Platelet-rich plasma – PRP therapy
• Mesenchymal cell therapy
• SVF (Stromal vascular fraction) therapy
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 individual cases can the Consultant be able to discuss your options.
Foot and Ankle conditions that can be treated with Regenerative Therapy like PRP therapy and Stromal Vascular Fraction therapy include:
- 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.
What are the top Benefits of Non-surgical Regenerative Treatments?
With so many options out there, you may be wondering what benefits choosing non-surgical Regenerative Treatments provides. Over all 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 within a few hours after injections in the affected area.
Here are the top benefits to be aware of:
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 lengthy recovery. The procedure is performed in an outpatient setting and only takes a few 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 therapies, there is far less risk involved than surgery and recovery time is much shorter compared to surgery.
No use of general anaesthesia
Do you not like the way general anaesthesia makes your feel? Or do you simply get anxious at the thought of being put under? 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, blood tests & radio-imaging scans are done to establish a baseline for your pre-existing condition, is that our Regenerative Therapies are a non-invasive treatment and an 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, your immune system has no reason to attack them and is in turn much safer than other outside sources, there is no risk of contracting a transmittable infectious disease from a donor patient also. In fact, studies thus far have indicated no safety issues with fat-derived autologous (from self) cells. Because they are your own cells, the risk of rejection is eliminated.
Like any procedure, there is a minute risk of infection at the sample collection and at the injection site. To minimise that risk the procedure is carried out under strict sterile conditions.