At Foot and Ankle Solutions, we are proud to offer non-surgical regenerative medicine to our patients in Bedford, Flower Mound and the surrounding area. Regenerative medicine includes therapies such as amniotic tissue injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (EPAT). When a foot or ankle injury is keeping you on the sidelines, these non-surgical treatments can help your body help itself, and get you back to enjoying your regular activities quickly.
Regenerative medicine works by replacing or regenerating human cells and tissues to restore them to normal functioning.
Amniotic tissue is the most recent addition to the regenerative medicine arsenal and involves donated amniotic membranes from the umbilical cord or inner layer of the placenta. These tissues undergo an extensive and thorough screening process before being made available for commercial use in injections. Once placed in the body, the cells help to activate your own stem cells to promote swifter healing.
PRP injections are created using stem cells from your own blood. Our team will draw your blood and spin it in a centrifuge to concentrate the stem cells. Once concentrated, it will be injected into the injured area. This boost of stem cells from your own body ensures you can heal faster than ever before.
EPAT is used to help our patients recover from painful muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries. It is especially effective in the treatment of conditions such as plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, sesamoiditis, as well as other chronically injured tissues. For optimal results, we recommend treatment with non-invasive, FDA approved EPAT three to five times per week for 12 weeks. Appointments typically only take 10 minutes, and many patients report feeling immediate relief that continues to improve with continued treatment.