Stem Cell Therapy Specialist

E. Charisse Dunn, D.P.M. -  - Foot and Ankle Surgeon

PGA Foot & Ankle P.A.

E. Charisse Dunn, D.P.M.

Foot and Ankle Surgeon & Podiatrist located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Stem cell therapy is a cutting-edge approach to reduce recovery time from injuries. Expert podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon E. Charisse Dunn, DPM, at PGA Foot & Ankle P.A. in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, is highly trained and well-versed in the newest stem cell research. If you’re looking for a new method to relieve a painful foot condition, or an alternative to invasive surgical procedures, stem cell therapy could be the right option for you. Call the office today to schedule an appointment.

Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that triggers tissue regrowth. Stem cell therapy is used to speed up the process of recovery for injured bone, cartilage, and tendons. When injected into an injury site, stem cells boost your body’s natural healing process. Additionally, stem cells produce anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects, which reduce pain, inflammation, and risk of infection. Stem cell therapy is a low-pain and low-risk procedure.

What conditions are treated with stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is used for healing conditions including:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Posterior tibial tendinitis
  • Peroneal tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Ligament damage

Stem cell therapy is especially beneficial for tendon injuries, which take a long time to heal because the tissue in the tendon has fewer cells than other parts of the body. Additionally, there’s a low blood supply to tendons and so the delivery of oxygen and growth factors is slow.

How does stem cell therapy work?

Dr. Dunn performs stem cell therapy by injecting therapeutic stem cells into an injured area of the body. Once injected into the injury site, the stem cells replicate themselves and differentiate into specialized cells that heal tissue in the affected area.

Procedures often take less than half an hour, use local anesthesia, and require a minimal recovery period. Stem cell therapy promotes healing up to three times faster than standard care.

Why should I consider stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy offers a safe alternative to surgical treatments when other treatments don’t reduce chronic pain or heal an injury. This non-invasive therapy reduces the risk of infection and complications that can arise with open or endoscopic surgery.

The recovery from a stem cell procedure is much shorter than the recovery time from invasive surgery, and allows you to resume your daily activities within weeks.

Stem cell research is still very new, so it’s important to see a certified doctor, like Dr. Dunn, who has extensive experience in stem cell therapy. Call PGA Foot & Ankle P.A. today to schedule an appointment with one of their podiatry experts.