When most people think of chronic joint pain, they think about hips, knees, or maybe hands. Few people recognize that the ankle is another important joint that can be affected by chronic pain and weakness. There are three common conditions that cause chronic ankle pain, and all of them can be treated with stem cells to avoid surgery.
Just as arthritis can attack the spine, hips, and knees, so, too, can it attack the ankles. Arthritis in the ankle can make it difficult to walk or do the activities that you once enjoyed. The pain can also be debilitating. Often surgery to replace the ankle joint is eventually recommended, but you can avoid surgery with stem cell therapy, which can stop the deterioration of the joint, and possibly improve the condition.
If you have always been a heavy walker, or a jogger, or done other activities that kept you moving on your feet, you could develop tendinosis. Tendinosis is a condition in which the collagen, a basic protein, deteriorates in the tendons of the ankle. Stem cells can also stop this degeneration, as well as reduce chronic pain and improve mobility.
Ligament Sprain or Tear
The most common type of ankle injury is a ligament sprain or tear. Sprains usually heal on their own, but stem cell therapy can speed up the healing process. If a ligament is torn, it could require surgery to repair. However, stem cell therapy can help jumpstart the body’s natural healing processes so that the tear can heal without surgery.
If you have chronic ankle pain, we can help you avoid surgery and get back on your feet. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your appointment.