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Regenerative treatments can break this cycle of injury, incomplete healing, and re-injury. Only an Anti-Aging Medicine therapy designed to cause a physical re-structuring of the injured tissue can accomplish this. Surgical procedures which attempt to tighten these ligaments are often unsuccessful, and usually are not even attempted.
Injuries which have a good track record of success, including complete resolution, include the following. Note that these are some of the most stubborn, treatment-resistant injuries commonly seen by podiatrists.
- Plantar fasciitis
- Chronically sprained ankles
- Wear and tear arthritis of the knee
In any cases where the underlying issue is incomplete, poor-quality healing regenerative therapies are always a good option. Overuse injuries, which can loosely be called “wear and tear” injuries, often respond particularly well. By nature, they involve the accumulation of small amounts of damage (microtrauma) over a long period of time. This is what stem cell therapy, PRP, and other regenerative therapies treat by initiating and maintaining a strong healing response.
– results obtained from stem cell therapy typically last much longer—once the tissue is healed the relief can last indefinitely.
Most small cuts, scrapes, and mild injuries like a minor (Grade I) sprained ankle don’t require treatment. The body will simply heal itself in a matter of days or weeks, and no further action is required.
This isn’t always the case, however. Many people suffer from chronic joint conditions which have plagued them for years. Low back pain, plantar fasciitis, and stubborn overuse injuries are great examples.
The field of Regenerative Medicine seeks to encourage healing in diseased or damaged tissue. Often this is exactly what’s needed to greatly improve or eliminate chronic conditions years in the making. Invasive surgery can also sometimes be avoided because complete healing has occurred in a damaged ligament or tendon.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is one of several effective, injection-based techniques commonly used in Regenerative Medicine. Like many regenerative treatment, it aims to cause an intense localized healing response directly at the site of injury.
– Treatment with Platelet Rich Plasma concentrates is without traditional pharmaceutical side effects.
Treatments which increase collagen production are quite useful. They can do nothing to reverse the age-related decrease in Hyaluronic Acid production that occurs as we age.
Blood Perfusion and Vessel Vasodilation helps heal:
- Arterial ulcers
- Decubitus ulcers
- Deep-partial thickness burns
- Diabetic ulcers
- Post-traumatic wounds
- Venous ulcers
Regenerative Medicine: choosing the right doctor.
Today, many patients are undergoing Regenerative Medicine before saying “yes” to surgery. This newer, cutting-edge branch of medicine is also helping those with treatment-resistant, chronic injuries. It offers many options—Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, Prolotherapy, and Stem Cell therapy.
If you’re looking for a Regenerative Medicine doctor you’re in a fortunate situation. This medical specialty is relatively new, so what to look for in a practitioner is fairly clear. The following 5 questions can help you make an educated decision:
1. Is this doctor Board Certified?
This is the first and most basic question. Most specialist DPMs choose to pursue Board Certifications, which reflect their training and expertise. Your cardiologist is most likely certified by the American Board of Cardiology (ABC), for instance. When selecting a doctor for regenerative treatments only choose one that’s Certified. In general, Certifications like this mean that a physician meets the highest proficiency standards in their specialty.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy and Musculoskeletal Medicine.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are part of a group of newer techniques under the umbrella of Regenerative Medicine. Others include Stem Cell Therapy and proliferative therapy, more commonly known as prolotherapy. PRP Therapy can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries for one very specific reason. Once injected, the potent platelet-rich solutions trigger a strong and prolonged healing response in connective tissue structures.
This is immensely advantageous because of the very specific reason so many joint injuries are chronic in nature. The connective tissue which compose most joints include tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. These structures have a very poor blood supply, and often heal slowly and incompletely on their own. Proper healing will often only occur once a Regenerative treatment like PRP Therapy is used to artificially induce it.
Treatment typically results in at least some improvement, even in very treatment-resistant conditions. Less involved conditions may resolve entirely. Individual results will naturally vary among patients. Regenerative Medicine as a whole, however, is quickly developing a positive reputation among joint specialists of all kinds. A typical course of treatment is spread over 3 or 4 sessions, spaced several months apart. Maximal improvement is naturally reached as the body’s innate healing response is allowed to fully run its course.
Non-invasive knee and ankle pain solutions that work:
Are you sick and tired of simply putting up with chronic knee pain? Thankfully, you may no longer have to. The rapidly expanding field of Regenerative Medicine now offers several innovative, minimally invasive, injection based therapies. These have the potential to aid the body in doing one of its most important jobs—healing chronically damaged tissue. This can often prevent or take the place of traditional invasive surgery.