A better alternative to ankle and foot surgery

Painful post-surgical recovery, lengthy physical therapy, and loss of function are just some of the main reasons why regenerative medicine is a superior alternative to invasive ankle or foot surgery to repair tissue damage. Additional benefits include:

  • Regenerative medicine uses your body’s own biologics, not hardware or grafts
  • You’ll enjoy significantly shorter recovery time

Regenerative medicine alternatives

Regenerative medicine is all about helping the body heal itself. This treatment option provides patients with a viable alternative to traditional, invasive treatments that often prove ineffective. When it comes to treating ligaments, tendons, and joints in the foot and ankle, two regenerative therapies have emerged as effective options:

  • Autologous stem cell therapy (using your own stem cells)
  • Platelet-rich plasma (concentration of the platelets in your own blood)

The advantage of using biologics extracted from your own body is that the risk for adverse side effects is nearly nonexistent. At Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center, patients can receive advanced regenerative medicine treatments led by Dr. Lucy Hostetter to treat their injuries.

Foot and Ankle Soft Tissue Injuries That Can Be Treated with Stem Cell or PRP Therapy:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Damaged cartilage
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendon tears
  • Ligament tears

How does PRP and stem cell therapy treat ankle and foot conditions?

When you think of stem cells, you may think of regenerating tissue after an injury. Stem cells can also play a role in the treatment of common conditions like osteoarthritis, damaged cartilage, plantar fasciitis, tendon tears, and ligament tears.

  • This type of therapy is called autologous stem cell therapy because it uses your own stem cells. The first step is to harvest the stem cells from your bone marrow or fat tissue. Then the cells are injected into the affected area. The stem cells will then help to regenerate damaged tissue and relieve pain. 
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is another promising treatment for these conditions. PRP is a concentration of platelets in your own blood. When injected into the affected area, PRP can help to stimulate the healing process.

Both autologous stem cell therapy and PRP offer hope for people who are struggling with chronic pain.

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Why choose Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center for your foot and ankle pain treatment?

If you're living with chronic foot or ankle pain, you know how it can affect every aspect of your life. From simple activities like walking to more complex tasks like exercising, foot pain can interrupt a number of activities and make it difficult to enjoy your life. This is where Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center comes in. We offer a variety of non-surgical treatment options that can help you find relief from your pain and get back to living your life.

Our team is led by Dr. Hostetter, a board-certified anesthesiologist with fellowship training in regional anesthesia and pain medicine. Dr. Hostetter comes with years of experience helping patients find relief from their pain, so you can rest assured that you're in good hands at Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center.

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When you need natural relief

In addition to our experienced staff, we also offer a variety of treatment options that are designed to help you find natural relief from your pain. Whether you're looking for platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) or stem cell therapy, we have a treatment option that can help you feel better.
If you're ready to get started on your journey to less pain and a better quality of life, contact Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center today to schedule a consultation. We're here to help you feel better, naturally.

Stem cell and PRP treatments FAQs

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Can stem cell therapy help my foot pain?

Will the treatment be painful?

Most of our patients report that stem cell and PRP therapy are virtually painless.

How long will the treatment results last?

Studies have shown that PRP injections can be effective for six to nine months. Stem cell therapy can provide continuous relief from pain that can last months to years.

Can stem cell therapy help my foot pain?

Stem Cell Therapy is a medical technology that uses the body's natural healing power to repair conditions in the foot and ankle. These regenerative treatments are some of the podiatric field's most significant advances.

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