Nothing is more frustrating than pain that just won’t go away, or injuries that keep you from engaging in activities you love for weeks, months, or longer. So when the “tried and true” strategies don’t provide you with the necessary relief, where do you turn?
At Waco Foot & Ankle, we offer a wide variety of advanced treatment options for heel pain, sports injuries, and other painful foot and ankle injuries. One of the most effective of these treatments is amniotic allograft injection therapy.
This therapy may be considered as a primary or supplemental part of a treatment plan for a wide variety of pain conditions, particularly those involving soft tissue inflammation.
If you are curious about amniotic injections, we will be addressing some of the common questions this form of treatment brings up below. If you have any further questions, however, please do not hesitate to reach out to us with them!
What Is Amniotic Injection Therapy? How Does It Work?
Amniotic therapy is a form of regenerative medicine. The goal of this form of medicine is to stimulate or enhance the body’s natural healing processes.
In this case, a concentration of growth factors, cytokines, regulatory proteins, and other components derived from amniotic tissue is injected into the site of an injury. In addition to supplying your body with critical nutrients, this also draws out your body’s own stem cells, which are natural building blocks used in the cellular repair process.
The effects of amniotic injections can include a reduction in pain, a lessening of inflammation, and a faster overall rate of recovery.
What Kinds of Conditions Can Amniotic Injection Therapy Treat?
Essentially, amniotic injections may be effective for any type of soft tissue strain or injury. Within the feet and ankles, this can include:
If you’ve been suffering from chronic pain that won’t go away with rest, physical therapy, or other traditional remedies, amniotic allograft injection therapy may be recommended as an appropriate next step, and can often help you resolve the issue without surgery.
However, please keep in mind that amniotic injections are not automatically the best or even a viable option for every case. We make our best recommendations only after a thorough examination of your condition. Learning about when your pain occurs and how it affects your life—among other questions—also helps us make recommendations that are best suited to your needs.
Receive the Treatment You Need
Whether amniotic injections, physical therapy, or another route is the best for addressing your heel pain issue, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
The sooner the source of your heel pain is discovered and treated, the faster and more effective that treatment tends to be. Continuing to wait simply increases your risk of the problem becoming more severe and chronic.
Schedule an appointment with us by calling (254) 776-6995 or by filling out our online contact form.