If you play sports, it’s common to incur an overuse injury. Strain can lead to pain for even the most durable athletes, and the same is true for your Achilles tendon.
Like its namesake, the Achilles tendon is extremely resilient. And it has to be. Connecting your foot to your calf muscle, this crucial band of fibrous tissue helps with everything from walking to running to jumping. Yet, with wear and tear, you can suffer a painful bout of inflammation known as Achilles tendonitis.
How can you take care of tendonitis? CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is excited to introduce an innovative treatment that can help: AmnioFix!
Wait, What’s AmnioFix?
AmnioFix is a non-invasive treatment method that stimulates your body’s natural healing processes. It makes use of dehydrated composite tissue to heal the body organically.
How Does it Work?
Simply, swiftly, and safely!
- An injection of composite amniotic tissue membrane near the affected region starts the healing.
- Tenderness and discomfort are minimal.
- Stem cells duplicate near the injection site.
- New cells are directed towards repair of the inflamed area, while older ones work with increased efficiency.
- AF injections can also help with related issues like heel pain.
If Achilles tendonitis is left untreated, it can lead to excruciating tears or ruptures that require surgery to mend. Fortunately, AmnioFix is a proven palliative measure: a 2015 study featured by the National Institutes of Health revealed that “a single injection of hAM-AF allograft is sufficient to significantly reduce heel pain caused by plantar [fasciitis] and Achilles tendinosis.”
Since the same study asserts that heel pain might be present for 15% of patients, it’s good to know that powerful new options like AmnioFix are available.
Trust your foot care to a DPM that combines proven experience with a dedication to using the latest techniques and technologies. Dr. Hubert Lee excels in treating sports injuries as well as a wide variety of foot, ankle, and heel problems. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, or call 425-455-0936, and we'll see if regenerative medicine like AmnioFix can provide the relief you're seeking!