Stem Cell Treatment for Ankle Pain

Arthritis of the ankle is often caused by trauma or surgery done to the area. This condition develops as articular cartilage, a protective cushion of fibrous connective tissue, begins to deteriorate. The more articular cartilage is lost, the more the joint space between bones narrows. With further progression, the surrounding bones become thicker, growing outwards and forming spurs. As a reaction to the state of the cartilage and bones, the synovium, a fluid producing membrane in place to nourish cartilage, becomes inflamed. The additional fluid the synovium produces is the cause for swelling at the site.

Traditional methods of ankle pain treatment:

  • Pain- killers
  • Heat or cold to the sore area
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Tendon grafts
  • Fusion surgery

Ankle injuries are extremely common among athletes in particular. Avoiding surgery is imperative to performing at the same level of ability prior to the injury. While certain types of ankle problems may not be amenable to cell therapy, there are various cases where the issue can be successfully resolved with stem cell therapy. We will evaluate all facets of your case before providing a custom treatment plan. Stem cell therapy has been noted to be particularly effective at repairing tissues and cartilage in degenerated joints and presents an exciting alternative to invasive surgery and steroid injections.  These procedures may alleviate pain within the joint by improving the body’s ability to regenerate the damaged joint tissue. 

Commonly Treated Ankle Conditions:

  • Arthritis of the ankle
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle Instability
  • Tendon tear
  • Ligament tear
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Achilles tendonitis

Not all cases or patients respond to stem cell therapy and outcomes will vary from patient to patient. Each patient must be assessed individually to determine the potential for optimal results from this stem cell therapy.