Learn About AmnioFix®, the Latest Regenerative Medicine Treatment For Alleviating Foot Pain

Beyond PRP: Learn About AmnioFix®, the Latest Regenerative Medicine Treatment For Alleviating Foot Pain

It’s hard to enjoy a rich and active lifestyle when you’re suffering from foot pain. While the cause of foot pain can vary, some of the most common conditions are due to damage or inflammation, like:

At one time, cortisone injections to reduce inflammation and medications for pain were your only options for foot pain relief. But these treatments don’t address the cause of your condition; they only mask your symptoms. At Houston Foot and Ankle Care, Dr. Gabriel Maislos offers the most advanced regenerative therapies available to eliminate your pain by restoring you to health.

The science behind regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine is a dynamic approach to medical care, especially when addressing tissue inflammation or degeneration. Unlike traditional methods that focus on relieving the symptoms of your condition, regenerative medicine triggers your natural ability to heal. That means that as your body grows new and healthy cells in the area with damage, your symptoms disappear as well.

There are several types of regenerative medicine, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP harnesses the vital growth factors in your blood responsible for tissue regeneration, healing, and regulating cell division. When concentrating these growth factors in PRP therapy, they can be 5-10 times richer than average.

When it comes to treating foot pain, Dr. Maislos looks beyond PRP. He relies on the versatility of AmnioFix, a cutting-edge regenerative treatment with 226 different growth factors. AmnioFix is available as a membrane graft and an injectable therapy.

How AmnioFix is changing the game for foot pain

The powerful growth factors in AmnioFix come from the lining of the placenta and amniotic sac. Harvesting these tissues don’t harm the mother or child; instead of being discarded after childbirth, consenting mothers donate it. After undergoing a rigorous testing process similar to a blood donation, the placenta tissue is cleaned and preserved for medical use.

The placenta and amniotic sac contain growth factors that:

AmnioFix was originally a membrane graft for uses like wound care and diabetic foot. Now it’s available in an injectable form that treats a variety of painful foot conditions, like plantar fasciitis, by reducing inflammation, decreasing scar tissue formation, and enhancing the healing of soft tissue micro-tears. In many cases, AmnioFix can help you avoid foot surgery and often has less recovery than PRP injections.

An easier approach to treating foot pain

When your foot pain doesn’t respond to conservative treatments like rest, anti-inflammatories, and bracing, AmnioFix therapy with Dr. Maislos is a relatively quick alternative and is performed on-site at Houston Foot and Ankle Care during an office visit.

After your injection, you may have tenderness or redness at the treatment site. This response is normal and typically fades within 2-3 days.

You can expect to see improvement and increased function within a week of treatment. As your tissue continues regenerating and healing, you continue seeing results over the next several weeks.

Don’t let your foot pain keep you on the sidelines. Call Houston Foot and Ankle Care or schedule an appointment online to see if regenerative treatments like AmnioFix are right for you.

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