Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Arizona Foot and Ankle Medical Center -  - Podiatrist

Arizona Foot and Ankle Medical Center

Podiatrists located in Laveen, AZ & Chandler, AZ

If you’re suffering from a painful condition like plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, neuroma, or an Achilles tendon rupture, Regenerative Medicine can be an integral part of your recovery. At Arizona Foot and Ankle Medical Center in Chandler and Laveen, Arizona, experienced podiatrists Kyle Durfey, DPM, and Brian Hiapo, DPM, offer the most effective cutting-edge treatments, including Regenerative Medicine, to ensure expedited healing and maximum pain relief. Book your appointment online or by phone today.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Stem cells are like blank slates -- they're unspecialized but can differentiate into any kind of cell in your body. Stem cells can also divide to make more stem cells. Because of their ability to morph into whatever cells you need, they're amazingly powerful in healing.

Although you already have stem cells in your body to aid in the healing process, adding more stem cells means you can heal faster and more efficiently.

Where does regenerative medicine come from?

Arizona Foot and Ankle Medical Center obtain stem cells from amniotic fluid. The stem cells are ethically sourced following live births, always with full consent of the donor. Amniotic fluid was once routinely disposed of after a live birth, but that is now starting to change because it's so rich in healing power.

A series of very precise collection techniques are in place to ensure safety and sterility, including a specialized collection device and state-of-the-art processing techniques to isolate the stem cells.

What kind of injuries or damage can regenerative medicine help with?

Regenerative medicine can help with a wide range of foot and ankle problems, including:

  • Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ruptured Achilles tendon
  • Arthritis-related foot and ankle damage
  • Chronic ankle sprains
  • Neuromas (pinched nerve or nerve tumor in the feet or ankles)
  • Wound care for diabetic wounds and other serious foot and ankle wounds

Regenerative medicine can help with so many different conditions because of their supreme adaptability.

How does regenerative medicine work?

Dr. Durfey or Dr. Hiapo injects the regenerative medicine exactly where they're needed, around a torn or damaged tendon or other tissue. The procedure is virtually pain-free, requires no incisions, and doesn't have any downtime either.

The new stem cells quickly start replicating, turning the daughter cells into the exact cells your body needs. With the new regenerative medicine, you'll heal quickly and safely. In some cases, your doctor may use ultrasound guidance to place the stem cells in the ideal area for optimal healing.

The experts at Arizona Foot and Ankle Medical Center use the most advanced regenerative medicine techniques to help you heal naturally, without surgery. Book your appointment online or by phone now.