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Regenerative Medicine

Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery located in Goodyear, AZ

Regenerative medicine is one of the most innovative solutions for treating diabetic foot wounds, sports injuries, chronic pain-causing conditions, and more. If traditional conservative therapies haven’t been effective for you, schedule an exam with Samuel W. Cox Jr., DPM, at Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC in Goodyear, Arizona, to find out if regenerative medicine is right for you. Use the online scheduling tool or call to speak with a team member directly.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

How does regenerative medicine work? 

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Regenerative medicine is an innovative treatment solution that stimulates your body’s natural healing processes, so you can recover quickly and experience less discomfort. This treatment involves injecting mesenchymal stem cells into injured tissues.

These types of stem cells, a kind of bone marrow stem cell, trigger a cascade of healing events. Mesenchymal stem cells protect and repair cells and tissues, enhance blood flow to the area, and reduce inflammation over time. 

What can regenerative medicine treat?

Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists provides regenerative medicine treatments for a wide variety of conditions, especially if traditional therapies and treatments haven’t helped you. Regenerative medicine with stem cells is beneficial to treat and minimize symptoms associated with:

  • Diabetic foot wounds
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Sports injuries 
  • Stress fractures 
  • Broken bones

Since regenerative medicine treatments from Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists simply involve a series of injections and aren’t known to cause any serious side effects, you can return to most of your regular activities afterward. Your podiatrist might recommend avoiding strenuous activities for just a few days to give tissues an opportunity to heal after injections. 

Are regenerative medicine treatments painful? 

The compassionate team at Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists wants you to focus on your recovery, not about discomfort from treatments. 

Depending on the location of your injury, you might feel a minor prick or slight burning sensation. But to minimize these sensations, your podiatrist might numb the area with a topical or injectable medication beforehand.

How many regenerative medicine sessions do I need?

While stem cell regenerative medicine treatments from Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists promote healing, it takes time for you to truly experience optimal results. Within about 3-4 weeks, you should start finding that pain and inflammation are subsiding.

You may only need a single regenerative medicine treatment. But if you continue to experience discomfort or have a more complex injury, your podiatrist at Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists could recommend 2-3 visits, which should each be at least a month apart. 

Arizona Foot & Ankle Specialists offers flexible scheduling for regenerative medicine consultations. Book your visit either online or over the phone today. 

Individual results may vary.