Amniotic injections are an innovative treatment for foot and ankle pain caused by arthritis, chronic tendinopathies, or injury. These injections offer an alternative to steroid injections and/or surgery. At Red Rocks Foot & Ankle Center in Littleton, Colorado, Hani Saeed, DPM, can inject amniotic stem cells near damaged tissue to stimulate your body’s own healing. Call the office or request an appointment online to learn if amniotic injections are right for you.
Amniotic injections, as the name suggests, contain amniotic stem cells. These purified cells are injected into spaces of pain in your feet and ankles.
Amniotic stem cells aren’t the same as embryonic stem cells. Amniotic stem cells are extracted from an amniotic sac in a process that causes no harm to an embryo. And, when injected into your feet or ankles, they cause no side effects. No ethical or moral questions surround the use of amniotic stem cells.
The amniotic stem cells are unique in that they replicate the properties of cells near them. If a group of stem cells is injected into an arthritic ankle, they can regenerate healthy tissue and repair the joint. Over time, your body continues to produce healthy cells in response to the injection.
Unlike steroid injections, amniotic injections don’t destroy your tissue. Plus, they aren’t just a mask for pain – these injections help your body heal. Your body actually regenerates and restores your tissue in response to the stem cells. Other advantages of amniotic injections include:
The team at Red Rocks Foot & Ankle Center can help you understand why amniotic injections are a treatment to explore, especially if another provider has suggested surgery for your foot or ankle pain.
Amniotic injections are a proven treatment for foot and ankle pain associated with arthritis. Other conditions that might benefit from amniotic injections include:
Amniotic injections can also help with wound care. The stem cells fight inflammation and promote the production and redirection of healthy cells to the injured area.
Let the expert team at Red Rocks Foot & Ankle Center evaluate your foot and ankle pain to determine if amniotic injections may be a suitable alternative to steroids or surgery. Call the office to make an appointment or book a consultation online.