Amniotic fluid injections are an innovative treatment for foot and ankle pains that can eliminate the need for surgery. In this treatment, amniotic stem cells are injected near damaged tissues to help them regenerate. Unlike other treatments, which destroy damaged tissue or attempt to reduce pain, this treatment can actually heal the area and has proven effective for patients with arthritis.
It should be noted that amniotic stem cells are different from embryonic stem cells. Amniotic stem cells are extracted from an amniotic sac in a simple process that does not harm an embryo.
How it Works
Stem cells can replicate the properties of cells near them. This means that a group of stem cells injected into an arthritic ankle can repair the damage done by this disease by regenerating healthy tissue. The injection of healthy cells will also stimulate further healthy cell production in the area.
Positive points of amniotic fluid injections
- A natural anti-inflammatory agent that does not contain steroids
- Can prevent the need for surgery
- Stem cells stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms, with no risk of patient rejection
- Can repair injured ligaments and tendons
- An effective treatment for osteoarthritis
Contact our offices Laurel Foot & Ankle Center or Northern Virginia Foot & Ankle Associates and schedule an appointment today to learn more about Amniotic Fluid Injections for your feet and to find out if type of innovative treatment is right for you.
To learn more about Amniotic Fluid Injections, go to Heel Pain Institute of America or Laurel Foot & Ankle Center or Northern Foot & Ankle Associates.