Getting a wound on your foot can lead to serious problems, especially if you have diabetes. Diabetic foot ulcers can cause serious problems if they remain untreated, including requiring amputation of your foot.
If you’re prone to diabetic foot ulcers and looking for a solution, stem cell grafts just might be the treatment you’ve been waiting for. This innovative procedure can not only heal your current ulcer, it can bring long-term healing to your foot.
Learn more from Thomas Rambacher, DPM FACFAS, FAPWCA, the lead double-board podiatrist at Podiatry Hotline Foot & Ankle in Mission Viejo, California, about this revolutionary in-office diabetic wound treatment.
Understanding diabetic foot ulcers
Diabetic foot ulcers are wounds or open sores that develop in some people who have diabetes. They usually present on the bottom of your foot, on the ball of your foot, or under your big toe.
Anyone can get a cut on their foot, but if you have diabetes, poor circulation, less sensation in your foot, and nerve damage to your foot can make it harder to notice cuts and prevent them from healing properly. These cuts are at risk of turning into diabetic wounds. You’re at especially high risk of diabetic foot ulcers if you use insulin, you wear improper shoes or have difficulty caring for your feet, or you experience other complications from your diabetes.
Diabetic foot wounds need to be carefully treated by Dr. Rambacher and Michael Bastani, DPM, to ensure they heal properly. Otherwise, you risk permanent foot damage or even amputation of your foot.
Understanding stem cell therapy
Stem cell therapy is a type of treatment that uses your body’s own natural healing abilities as part of the recovery process. Using stem cells speeds up your healing process and can be used to treat a variety of foot conditions, including diabetic foot ulcers.
Your stem cell treatment is noninvasive and takes place right in the Podiatry Hotline Foot & Ankle office. To complete the procedure, our podiatrists use highly effective and ethically sound placental tissues.
After getting stem cell therapy, your body not only heals your area of concern more quickly, it also decreases inflammation and reduces your pain. You’ll also regrow fresh, new tissues in the area, often resolving the problem permanently.
Treating your diabetic wounds with stem cell grafting
Dr. Rambacher and his team have seen incredible results by combining stem cell therapy with skin grafting to treat diabetic foot ulcers. In this in-office procedure, our doctors use a skin graft made with placental tissue to cover your diabetic wound or ulcer.
Getting this treatment is similar to getting a traditional graft on your ulcer, but it comes with significant additional benefits once our team has placed the graft. Not only do stem cell grafts promote faster, less painful healing, they also help your ulcer regrow new skin as part of the healing process.
The stem cells in the graft help generate new skin and tissues in your body, revitalizing your foot with healthy, new cells. This helps restore your foot’s health as part of the healing process.
As part of your treatment, our team creates a personalized treatment plan for your diabetic ulcer, including choosing the right stem cells for your ulcer. Our team is always happy to be your guide throughout this cutting-edge procedure, including answering all your questions and ensuring you understand what is happening throughout.
If you keep getting diabetic foot wounds and would like a treatment that is faster, more effective, and less painful, stem cell grafts could be right for you. To learn more, schedule your appointment with our team online or by phone.