Foot and Ankle Supportive Therapy
The foot and ankle are exposed to stress from a variety of conditions and activities. Plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis are some of the more common conditions that arise from stress and overuse. Osteoarthritis is the most common age-related condition that affects the foot and ankle. These conditions plague runners and older people alike. The problems in the foot and ankle are frequently ignored at the early stages and can become chronic and difficult to treat by the time the client seeks medical attention. Muscle imbalance in the pelvis and legs frequently either causes or exacerbates foot and ankle problems.
OWM Integrative Wellness offers cutting edge effective treatments including dextrose prolotherapy, PRP, stem cell, and TENEX tenotomy to help the foot and ankle region heal naturally.
Dextrose and cellular prolotherapy
Ultrasound-guided Prolozone injections of the foot and ankle joints can relieve pain and inflammation of the arthritic joints. Frequently the foot and ankle are victims of underlying ligamentous instability. We treat the entire region’s ligament, cartilage, and tendon complex to promote joint stabilization. Treatment of underlying ankle and foot joint degeneration and instability frequently helps avoid plantar fascia and bunion surgeries. Unlike a more commonly used target-specific approach where just one joint is injected, our technique restores stability to the areas around the joint. This not only allows for better healing but prevents the recurrence of the breakdown of the area in the future. Concentrated dextrose solution is the first line of our regenerative treatments. When injected around the ligaments foot, ankle, and plantar fascia attachments, it promotes ligament regeneration, mild cartilage repair, and arch stabilization.
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a stronger cellular treatment. It promotes joint cartilage regeneration, repair of worn cartilage and ligament, and repair of plantar fascia tears.
PRP Prolotherapy technique is used in more advanced arthritic and degenerative cartilage and plantar fascia tear cases. It directly delivers grown factors to the damaged tissue and activates a signaling mechanism that stimulates the body’s stem cell production and recruitment to the site of injury. Repair and new tissue growth occur quickly and naturally.
Self-renewal cellular therapy is the most advanced regenerative technique available. Stem cells are extracted from either the bone marrow or fat and are immediately reinjected in and around the hip joint. Direct delivery of mesenchymal stem cells into the affected area allows for repair by the growth of new healthy tissue.
TENEX tenotomy is commonly used for Achilles tendon calcifications. It is a great alternative to surgery. It offers a higher success rate with no complications and fast recovery time.
What Conditions Benefit?
- Foot and ankle arthritis
- Ankle ligament sprains and tears
- Achilles tendonitis
- Achillis calcific tendinosis
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Sinus Tarsi Syndrome
Tarsal tunnel and Peroneal nerve hydrodissection and decompression:
Nerve compression and scarring is common after twisting injuries and surgeries of the ankle. A simple ultrasound guided hydrodissection technique is used to free up nerves and relieve nerve related pain.
Dr. Kaplan’s in-depth knowledge of peptide therapy allows him to stimulate repair and regeneration with specifically selected peptides. Tissue-repairing peptides BPC and Thymosin beta 4 are used in the injection solutions and CJC/ Ipamorellin is often used to stimulate stem cell activity before the procedure. These peptides stimulate and enhance, Dextrose prolotherapy, PRP, and Stem cells’ regenerative potential.
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What to Know Before You Go
Foot and ankle joint problems are a common source of hip and low back pain. A combination of ligamentous instability, cartilage degeneration, and joint inflammation is typically the underlying cause.
The ultrasound-guided approach ensures accurate and safe placement of regenerative solutions directly into the foot and ankle joint and surrounding injured tissues. Dr. Kaplan uses solutions that are natural and extremely well-tolerated.
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