Stem Cell Therapy

Foot, Ankle, & Leg Vein Center

Foot & Ankle Surgery & Vein Care located in Boca Raton, FL & Boynton, FL

Regenerative medicine treatments, such as stem cell therapy, can help reduce inflammation because of an injury or chronic condition. Top-rated podiatrists Jason Gold, DPM, and Jodi Schoenhaus, DPM, FACFAS, offer innovative stem cell therapy solutions at Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, located in Boca Raton and Boynton, Florida. Get started on your stem cell therapy package by booking a consultation online or by calling either office to schedule.

Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy involves gathering amniotic fluid from donor patients. Amniotic fluid, which is the protective liquid that surrounds a growing fetus, is rich in healing biological components. Normally, amniotic fluid is simply discarded as waste after a cesarean section delivery.

But because of advancements in medical research, doctors and medical researchers now understand the benefits amniotic fluid has to offer. When injected, stem cells divide and either become new stem cells or turn into specific cells.

For instance, if stem cells are injected into an injured tendon, they can regenerate and turn into tendon cells in an effort to build up new tendon tissue. The entire process is a way to help you heal in a more natural manner.

Which conditions can stem cell therapy treat?

Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center incorporates stem cell therapy into treatment plans to improve healing, strengthen damaged tissues, and help you get back to 100% functionality. Your dedicated podiatrist, Dr. Gold or Dr. Schoenhaus, may recommend stem cell therapy injections if you have:

  • Haglund’s deformity (pump bump on your heel)
  • Tendon or ligament injuries
  • Severe arthritis or joint pain
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Hallux limitus (turf toe)
  • Sports injuries or trauma

In some cases, Dr. Gold or Dr. Schoenhaus may recommend getting stem cell injections to help you heal more efficiently after surgery, too.

When does stem cell therapy start working?

Stem cell therapy at Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center involves regenerating cells and tissues, so it takes several weeks for you to start experiencing the full benefits. For the first week or so after your amniotic stem cell injections, you might experience some slight swelling or continuing discomfort. This is often just a side effect of the injection needles.

Once any initial inflammation subsides, you should start noticing an improvement in your injured area — anything from pain reduction to improved joint mobility — within about two to three weeks. With each passing day over the next several months, you should be continuing to get better.

Find out if stem cell therapy is right for you by booking a consultation at Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center today. Click on the online scheduler or call either location directly.

Individual results may vary.