Until you’ve experienced foot and ankle pain, you don’t know how much you are depending on the simple act of walking to accomplish routine tasks and maintain your quality of life. Fortunately, innovations in healthcare in the form of OrthoBiologics and Biologics can bring lasting relief.
OrthoBiologics (healing cells derived from the patient) and Biologics (healing cells derived from living cells) for Foot and Ankle Pain Relief
Foot and Ankle Pain: An Overview
Foot and ankle pain are often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression (tarsal tunnel syndrome), infection, and poor structural alignment of the leg or foot. Ankle pain can be associated with swelling, stiffness, redness, and warmth in the involved area. The pain is often described as an intense dull ache that occurs in the foot bearing weight and with normal ankle motion.
Causes Of Ankle Pain
A sprain is a common cause of ankle pain. Pain can also be a result of: arthritis (specifically osteoarthritis); gout; nerve damage or injury, such as sciatica; blocked blood vessels; infection in the joint
A sprain is generally caused when the ankle rolls or twists so that the outer ankle moves toward the ground, tearing the ligaments of the ankle that hold the bones together. Rolling the ankle can also cause damage to the cartilage or tendons of your ankle.
Gout occurs when uric acid builds up in the body. This higher than normal concentration of uric acid (a byproduct of the body’s normal breakdown of old cells) can deposit crystals in the joints, causing sharp pain. Pseudogout is a similar condition where calcium deposits build up in the joints. Symptoms of both gout and pseudogout include pain, swelling, and redness.
Arthritis can also cause ankle pain. Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. Multiple types of arthritis can cause pain in the ankles, but osteoarthritis is the most common.
Osteoarthritis is often caused by wear and tear on the joints. The older people are, the more likely they are to develop osteoarthritis.
Foot and Ankle Pain, Non-Surgical Treatment Options
A product of cutting-edge medical innovation, OrthoBiologics and Biologics provide a revolutionary new therapy for treating foot and ankle pain. It offers the promise of restoring damaged tissue by promoting new growth. In the case of foot and ankle pain, this means the individual’s foot and ankle stop hurting because the cause of the pain has been repaired.
One of the most promising avenues of innovative medicine, and one we have explored extensively here at the Pain Relief Institute, is Amnio-Derived Biologics (healing cells derived from living cells). Both Biologics and OrthoBiologics have proven useful for addressing a variety of complaints including joint, tendon, ligament, and muscle damage, which means it can often prove therapeutic for foot and ankle pain.
Utilizing “undifferentiated” cells, the cells can renew themselves through cell division and have the potential to develop into many different kinds of cell that the body needs. Thus, when a therapeutic procedure called cell infusion applies them to a damaged area, they can promote healing through the growth of healthy new tissue and thus provide a Non-Surgical Alternative to Surgery.
Foot and Ankle Pain, Stem Cell Recruitment, PalinGen®, and Inovoflo
PalinGen® and Inovoflo are products of advanced regenerative medicine. Made up of amniotic fluid components, they provide an abundance of cytokines, nutrients, and growth factors and anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and regenerative properties. Donors are extensively screened to make sure they’re healthy, and there’s no risk of rejection because the chorion that has been known to trigger an antigen response is removed during processing.
Foot and Ankle Pain and Laser Therapy
Additionally, the Pain Relief Institute offers laser therapy for ankle sprains and foot and ankle pain. Laser therapy increases blood flow by vasodilating local blood vessels in an area with low blood flow compared to areas of the body that are surrounded by major muscle groups. This increased blood flow brings in the nutrients necessary to repair damaged tissues and removes the damaged tissue fibers Laser therapy also increases lymphatic flow which helps to reduce local swelling, decreases prostagladin formation which reduces pain levels, increases endorphin production, and expedites the body’s natural healing processes, which allows for quicker introduction into rehabilitation
Whether stem cell recruitment or laser therapy proves to be the therapy of choice for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with the Pain Relief Institute. We can help you with your foot and ankle pain.