What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a new nonsurgical treatment available for chronic heel pain, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis.  It is an injection of amniotic fluid and cells obtained from the innermost layer of the placenta of donors from full term pregnancies. When injected, the amniotic fluid, cells and growth factors will help your own cells regenerate and repair the damaged tissue, reduce scar tissue formation, control inflammation and reduce pain. This treatment is different from corticosteroid injections and platelet-rich plasma injections. Corticosteroid injections are often given for these conditions but steroid injections do not help the damaged tissue to regenerate. They simply reduce inflammation and mask the pain.  Patients often reach the limit of steroid injections and their pain remains unresolved.  Platelet rich plasma injections are another alternative but do not have the amount growth factors for regeneration of the tissue.

Dr. David Korfin offers many treatments for heel pain and prides himself on providing the latest improvements in patient care. This treatment for chronic heel pain, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis may not only relieve symptoms but also repairs the damaged tissue.

If you want to have a chance to rid yourself of heel pain and/or tendonitis, call 281-313-FEET (3338) or visit www.drdavidkorfin.com to request an appointment.