Many people suffer from chronic foot and ankle pain whether it be due to arthritis, injury, or such conditions. The treatment options for some of these problems are usually prescription medications or undergoing surgery. When there are other non- surgical options, at Buckeye Foot Care we offer immediate non surgical treatments that can dramatically reduce pain, allow for an active lifestyle, and most importantly either delay or completely eliminate the need for surgery. Athletes such as Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, Alex Rodriguez and Kobe Bryant have all used PRP therapy and stem cells to help them heal.
The National Institutes of Health stated that regenerative medicine holds promise for many people who found little pain relief or functional improvement from other therapies. They defined regenerative medicine as “the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to age, disease, damage, or congenital defects. The field holds the promise of regenerating damaged tissues in the body by stimulating previously irreparable organs to heal themselves.”
There have been studies to show how effective PRP is for certain conditions such as Achilles tendon pain. In this study, done in Italy, doctors looked at 27 patients suffering from Achilles tendonitis that were not responding to traditional treatments. Two of the standard rating systems used by doctors showed a significant improvement and a positive trend according to this study. From this study, the authors concluded that PRP injections produced good overall results ! They followed up at 4.5 years and found that the majority of the patients stayed pain free.
In an effort to help patients heal faster and with minimal downtime, Dr. Kimmel utilizes The MAGELLAN® technology for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) as well as Platelet Poor Plasma (PPP). We use the the Lipogems™ autologous adipose tissue product to harvest mesenchymal stem cells