Podiatry located in Tavares, FL

If you suffer a foot or ankle injury, you might think your only treatment option is surgery. However, thanks to stem cell therapy and other types of regenerative medicine, it’s possible to promote healing without a long or complex operation. Podiatrist Joanne Balkaran, DPM, FACFAS, CWS, and her team at Ankle & Foot Center of Central Florida in Tavares, Florida, proudly offer several types of regenerative medicine, including stem cell therapy. To request your stem cell therapy consultation today, call the office or use the online booking tool.

Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that uses your body’s own growth factors or stem cells to promote your body’s natural healing process. 

Stem cells are found in your bone marrow and fat deposits. They’re also found in amniotic fluid and umbilical cords. They can become any kind of cell your body needs to repair itself. Stem cell therapy provides a safe, effective, and minimally invasive alternative to orthopedic surgery.

There’s no incisions, anesthesia, or lengthy recovery period involved. Instead, your Ankle & Foot Center of Central Florida injects the stem cells into the injured or irritated portion of your foot or ankle with an amniotic membrane graft that eases inflammation and promotes healing.

What type of stem cell therapy do you offer?

At Ankle & Foot Center of Central Florida, the team offers stem cell therapy using AmnioFix® Injectables. AmnioFix is a type of amniotic membrane graft that comes in powdered form. Your doctor puts this solution in a syringe and then injects it into problem areas like your heel or ankle.

Once the AmnioFix injectable solution enters your bloodstream, it reduces inflammation, enhances your body’s healing process, and encourages the formation of scar tissue.

What types of injuries respond well to stem cell therapy?

The doctors at Ankle & Foot Center of Central Florida use stem cell therapy to treat a variety of foot and ankle problems, including:

  • Heel pain
  • Achilles tendon ruptures
  • Arthritis

The team might also recommend stem cell therapy to treat Achilles tendinitis.

Are there other regenerative medicine treatments?

Yes. In addition to stem cell therapy, the team at Ankle & Foot Center of Central Florida offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP therapy is a type of treatment that uses your platelets to promote healing.

During a PRP appointment, your doctor draws a sample of your blood and places it into a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins at high speed separating your platelets from your blood plasma (the liquid part of your blood). 

After completing this process, your doctor injects the platelets into an area of your foot or ankle experiencing pain or inflammation.

Am I a candidate for stem cell therapy?

To determine if you’re a candidate for stem cell therapy, make an appointment at Ankle & Foot Center of Central Florida. 

Following an exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your symptoms, your doctor can develop a treatment plan that uses the stem cells best for healing.

Request your stem cell therapy consultation today by calling the office or using the online booking tool. It’s the first step toward feeling better.