This is the field of medicine that involves the “process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function”.
At Valley Foot and Ankle we utilize several different treatments which take advantage of this principle. The common feature that these treatments all share is their ability to stimulate the body’s own capacity to heal itself. This is a paradigm shift in medicine. Instead of masking pain, surgically removing damaged tissue or simply reducing inflammation, the shift now is to implement therapies that allow for actual tissue healing and regeneration. We offer several therapies that harness the potential of regenerative medicine:
RSWT (Radial Sound Wave Therapy) aka “Shock Wave”: This non-surgical therapy uses sound waves to stimulate healing. It is completely non-invasive, involves no injections and has no known side effects.
Amniotic Injections: These injections are derived from human amniotic tissue and deliver hundreds of growth factors to damaged tissues. This is an alternative to cortisone.
Supartz Injections: These injections contain hyaluronic acid, the building block of cartilage. These injections can reduce pain and stimulate new cartilage formation in damaged joints.
MLS Laser Therapy: Multi-Locking Laser Light Therapy is a proprietary class IV laser that is completely painless and shown to reduce pain, inflammation and stimulate healing in a variety of conditions.
Stem Cell Therapy: True stem cell injections involve the harvesting of bone marrow, from the hip, leg or foot, which is then processed and injected into damaged tissue.