Stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for ankle injuries, which can be painful and debilitating. As a result, many individuals seek treatments to help them heal faster and reduce their pain. Allogenic stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes stem cells to treat chronic ankle sprains and ligament tears. By using stem cells, patients can help restore the normal structure and function of damaged tissue without the need for surgery.
Dr. John Haasis, has offices located across the Carolinas, and has spent over 25 years practicing comprehensive and interventional pain management. He has extensive experience helping patients with ankle injuries regain mobility and reduce pain with stem cell therapy. To learn more about how stem cell therapy can help you finally be free from the frustrating discomfort of ankle pain, contact Daisy Stem Cell Therapy. Patients in North Carolina can visit his offices in Asheville. Those in South Carolina that are interested in learning more can schedule an appointment at his offices in Greenville, Spartanburg, Columbia, or Anderson. To contact the location nearest you and speak with our staff, call (864) 775-5682, or fill out our convenient online form.
- 1 About Ankle Injuries
- 2 About Stem Cell Therapy
- 3 Benefits
- 4 Candidates
- 5 Personal Consultation
- 6 Procedure
- 7 Recovery
- 8 Results
- 9 Cost
- 10 FAQ
- 11 References
About Ankle Injuries
If you’re suffering from an ankle injury, you’re not alone. Over 300,000 ankle injuries are reported in the US each year!(1) Given the complex structure of our ankles, the amount of weight they support, and the wide range of movement they are capable of, it’s no wonder. The ankle joint is formed by the lower ends of our tibia and fibula and the talus, a small bone that is perched on top of our calcaneus, or heel bone. That’s a lot of moving parts, all of which are held in place by ligaments, thick bands of collagen that keep this important group of bones in place. But as anyone who’s sprained their ankle knows, it just takes one wrong move to end up in pain for months. During an ankle sprain, ligaments are unable to stretch to accommodate the irregular movement of the bones and tear. This can result in small tears in the ligament fibers, or in more severe cases, the ligament can tear completely. While many people can heal on their own, severe sprains need medical attention. If left untreated, this can lead to chronic ankle instability, which increases the likelihood of future sprains. Severe and repeated sprains can lead to the development of osteoarthritis, a painful condition that occurs when the cartilage that cushions the joint breaks down.(1)(2) Luckily, regenerative treatments like stem cell therapy can allow the body to repair damaged tissues and avoid further injuries and discomfort in the future.
About Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy is a safe, non-surgical procedure that involves injecting or infusing stem cells into the injured area. These stem cells then release growth factors that promote healing and regenerate new tissue. Dr. Haasis uses allogeneic stem cells derived from donated umbilical cord tissue. They have the potential to repair damage and improve healing by stimulating the body’s own repair mechanisms. The cells can also help reduce inflammation and pain associated with ankle injuries.
How Does Stem Cell Therapy for Ankles Work?
Dr. Haasis will begin your treatment by examining your injury and obtaining a detailed medical history. He will then decide the best way to administer the allogeneic stem cells. Depending on the severity of the injury and the desired outcome, he may inject the stem cells directly into the affected area or perform an intravenous infusion.
Injecting the stem cells provides a more targeted approach; however, intravenous infusion is a quicker and easier process. During an intravenous infusion, the stem cells are injected into the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body, delivering their healing benefits to the affected area.
The benefits of allogeneic stem cell therapy include:
- Reduction of pain associated with ankle injuries
- Stimulation of the body’s natural healing processes
- Regeneration of new cartilage, bone, and soft tissue
- Accelerated recovery time
- Reduced risk of infection compared to surgical intervention
Stem cell therapy is often used to treat a variety of ankle injuries ranging from tendonitis to sprains and tears. If you are suffering from chronic ankle pain due to an injury, Dr. Haasis can determine if stem cell therapy is right for you. Ideal candidates for allogeneic stem cell therapy should be in good health and have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure. Stem cell therapy is not intended as a replacement for surgery, but it can help reduce pain and accelerate healing.
If you are interested in learning more about allogeneic stem cell therapy for ankle injuries, please contact us to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Haasis will examine your ankle, discuss your medical history, and review any imaging you have of the injury.
The first step in allogeneic stem cell therapy is to perform a comprehensive evaluation of your ankle injury. This evaluation will consist of imaging tests, range of motion exercises, and a physical examination. With this assessment, Dr. Hassis will be able to determine if you are a candidate for allogeneic stem cell therapy.
If so, he will use this information to create a customized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs. Dr. Hassis will explain each step, so that you know how to prepare, what to expect, and how to get the most out of your treatment.
At Daisy Stem Cell Therapy, we believe that everyone deserves to live a life free from pain and discomfort. Allogeneic stem cell therapy is a safe, non-invasive way to reduce pain, accelerate healing, and restore mobility and function to the affected area. We are committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome with our personalized care and attention. To get started, call (864) 775-5682 or fill out our contact form, and we will be in touch with you shortly.
Dr. Haasis will discuss the specifics of the procedure with you before he begins. During the procedure, stem cells are injected directly into the area of the ankle that has been injured. The stem cells will then help repair the damaged tissue and reduce inflammation. The entire procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and is performed under local anesthesia.
Allogeneic stem cell therapy requires minimal recovery time. You may experience some mild soreness and swelling at the injection site, but it should subside within 24 hours. We recommend that you rest the ankle for the next 48 hours following the procedure and avoid any strenuous activity. You may return to light activities such as walking as soon as you feel comfortable.
You should begin to notice results from the allogeneic stem cell therapy within a few weeks of the procedure. The stem cells will continue to work over the following weeks and months, helping to improve your ankle’s strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Most patients report a dramatic improvement in their ankle’s overall condition after three months.
The success of allogeneic stem cell therapy depends on several factors such as the severity of your ankle injury, your age, and whether or not the procedure was combined with other treatments. Dr. Haasis will discuss the expected outcome of your procedure with you during your initial consultation.
The cost of allogeneic stem cell therapy varies depending on the extent of your ankle injury and the number of injections needed. If you have suffered from an ankle injury and are interested in learning more about stem cell therapy, please contact us! At Daisy Stem Cell Therapy, Dr. Haasis and his team are dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible outcome for your ankle injury. To learn more about the other regenerative treatments available, follow our blog!
What is allogenic stem cell therapy?
Allogeneic stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses stem cells to repair and regenerate damaged tissue. Unlike autologous stem cells, which can be taken from a patient’s own fatty tissue or bone marrow, allogenic stem cells are derived from donated tissue from a consenting donor, and are rigorously tested for safety.
Is allogenic stem cell therapy safe?
Yes, allogeneic stem cell therapy is considered to be very safe. The procedure does not require surgery and is minimally invasive. The stem cells used are derived from healthy donors who have been screened for infectious diseases.
How long does allogenic stem cell therapy take?
Allogeneic stem cell therapy typically takes about 30 minutes to complete. After the procedure, there is no need for a lengthy recovery period; most patients can return to light activities such as walking within 48 hours.
How long will the results of allogenic stem cell therapy last?
The results of allogeneic stem cell therapy vary from patient to patient. Generally, patients begin to notice improvements in their ankle condition within a few weeks and can expect the results to last for up to a year.
Does insurance cover allogenic stem cell therapy?
Most insurance companies do not cover the cost of this procedure; however, our office offers financing options to make this treatment more accessible.
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- Medina McKeon JM, Hoch MC. The Ankle-Joint Complex: A Kinesiologic Approach to Lateral Ankle Sprains. J Athl Train. 2019;54(6):589-602. doi:10.4085/1062-6050-472-17