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Regenerative Sports Medicine Specialist

Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists, PLLC

Podiatry located in Mesquite, TX & Rockwall, TX

Regenerative sports medicine emphasizes genuine healing, rather than simply masking pain or injury. At Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists, PLLC, the skilled team of podiatric medicine specialists understands the frustrations sports injuries can cause, both in sports and in daily life. At offices in Mesquite, Rockwall, Wylie, Forney, and Kaufman, Texas, the team uses regenerative sports medicine and state-of-the-art solutions like custom orthotics and braces to bring you back to perfect function. Book your appointment by calling the office nearest you or using the online scheduler.

Regenerative Sports Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative sports medicine?

Regenerative sports medicine is an approach to sports injuries that focuses on internal healing using stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. Additionally, the regenerative medicine treatment approach includes special custom devices to support you as you heal from within.

Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists offers more than 500 variations of custom orthotics, which fit inside your shoes and give you precise, customized support as you heal from your sports injury. 

If you’re dealing with drop foot or club foot, you need a customized brace to facilitate proper movement. The team analyzes your foot and ankle movements and designs a personalized brace that offers support as well as comfort as you recover. 

What are stem cell injections?

Stem cell injections contain naturally occurring cells full of beneficial substances that promote healing. Stem cells naturally contain:

  • Cytokines and other natural anti-inflammatory agents
  • Hyaluronic acid to boost cartilage growth
  • Growth factors to encourage new tissue growth

Stem cells promote rapid tissue recovery, including your ligaments, tendons, and bones. Because stem cells can replicate all other kinds of cells, they can also help you grow new tendons, ligaments, or other tissues to replace any damaged or nonfunctional tissue. 

What are PRP injections?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are a treatment that uses your own blood platelets to boost healing. Blood platelets are known for helping with blood clotting, but they're also full of bioactive growth factors that initiate and control healing. 

Although your blood already has these platelets, a PRP injection contains 3-5 times more platelets than normal. With a large platelet infusion, you launch new blood vessel growth, fresh collagen growth, and faster cellular repair.

To get these valuable platelets, the Texas Foot & Ankle Specialist team takes a small blood sample from you. They process the blood in a centrifuge that extracts the platelets and greatly concentrates them, and then the PRP is ready for injection into your injured area. 

If you’re looking for full healing so you can return to sports and all of your other daily routines, regenerative medicine could be exactly what you need. 

Learn how you can heal naturally and effectively by calling Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists, PLLC or book your appointment using the online scheduler.