Here at Podiatry Hotline Foot & Ankle in Mission Viejo, California, our patients keep asking Dr. Thomas Rambacher what all the buzz is about stem cell therapy. If you’ve been wondering why stem cell therapy is a trending topic, read on for the top five reasons why stem cell therapy is all the craze.
1. Stem cell therapy may provide faster healing and recovery times than traditional treatment methods.
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can divide and change into whatever kind of cell needed for a specific task. For example, if they were injected into your knee or shoulder, the cells would become bone cells, cartilage cells, or ligament cells, depending on what you need. This helps regenerate damaged tissue, and it significantly speeds up the healing process.
In our office, Dr. Rambacher uses stem cell therapy to treat everything from sports injuries to diabetic ulcers to bunions. The treatment is suitable for most patients, and there are minimal side effects. You may have minor swelling or pain at the injection site, but that’s normal for any type of injection.
2. It may help you avoid surgery.
Some patients can forgo surgery because they get great results with noninvasive stem cell therapy. Depending on the severity of your issue, however, you may still need surgery. Dr. Rambacher will give you a full examination and personalized treatment plan when you visit.
3. It’s used in cancer treatment.
Stem cell transplants are used for patients with cancer in the blood or immune system, such as leukemia, multiple myeloma, and lymphoma.
For cancer treatments, stem cells are obtained from the host (your own body) or consenting donors to help replace cells that have been destroyed by chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or by the cancer itself. The donor stem cells can come from bone marrow, peripheral blood, or cord blood.
You can rest assured that any stem cells used here at Podiatry Hotline Foot & Ankle are 100% ethically and humanely derived.
4. The future of biomedical research is exciting.
Biomedical research continues in the US and around the world. Through the study of stem cells, researchers hope to gain a better understanding of how diseases occur so they can continue to develop more effective treatments, faster.
Stem cells are also being used to test the safety and efficacy of new drugs. And because stem cells have the power to transform and regenerate damaged tissue, the possibilities are endless. This is a great source of hope for people living with spinal cord injuries, heart disease, cancer, osteoarthritis, and many more serious health conditions.
5. Professional athletes use it, and we want to be like them.
As more professional athletes use stem cell therapy to heal from injuries and get back out on the field or court, they share their experience with others. Their success stories travel by word of mouth, through the media, or on social media.
All of a sudden, you might want to know more about it and figure out if it’ll work for you too. Basketball star Kobe Bryant, golfer Tiger Woods, and Olympic swimmer Dara Torres are just a few professional athletes who’ve found success with different stem cell treatments.
If you’d like to know more about stem cell therapy and how it can help you with a foot or ankle issue, set up an appointment with Dr. Rambacher at Podiatry Hotline Foot & Ankle today. Book online here or call 949-916-0077 to get started today.