I am Suffering from an Ankle Injury, What are My Non-Surgical Options?

After suffering from a foot or ankle injury, you may need to see a podiatrist to get the proper care you need. This could concern you at first, thinking that you might need surgery. Fortunately, we offer many non-surgical procedures to help find relief for all types of foot and ankle injuries and pain.

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Our minimally invasive and non-surgical procedures can be done conveniently in our office, some requiring local anesthetic. If you are suffering from heel pain, tendonitis, Achilles tendon injuries, arthritic joints or other painful foot conditions, we can evaluate your injury and perform a non-surgical procedure.

Shock Wave Therapy

Shock wave therapy has been proven to help manage orthopedic conditions. The effective and safe treatment is an option for tendon issues along with other pathologies of the musculoskeletal system. Luckily, this non-invasive treatment is very effective and affordable. Most patients require 3 treatments in weekly intervals. For optimal results, some patients may need to receive additional treatments.

Platelet Rich Plasma

This is known as PRP when human blood is spun down and separated to produce a concentration of platelets that are above normal values. These rich platelets are then injected back into the injured tissue once separated. This treatment has been very effective and known to enhance healing of the muscle, tendon and ligaments.

Stem Cell Therapy

You may have heard of stem cell therapy as it has become more and more popular. This form of regenerative medicine helps with many issues. It helps improve foot and ankle pain that might be caused by a tendon, ligament or cartilage injury and even arthritis. The therapy uses stem cells from a donor to help decrease inflammation and accelerate healing. When used for foot and ankle pain, stem cells are injected which is a simple treatment, especially compared to surgery. We can usually perform this option in the office or we can do it in an outpatient facility under sedation.