Stem Cell Therapy Specialist

Local Foot Doc -  - Podiatrist

Local Foot Doc

Podiatrists located in Brooklyn & Queens, New York City, NY

Stem cell therapy isn’t just for highly paid professional athletes — this innovative treatment is now available to patients of all backgrounds. At Local Foot Doc, in Brooklyn and Queens, New York, board-certified podiatrist Waldemar Majdanski, DPM, FACFAS, and his team of doctors use stem cell therapy to treat chronic pain and promote healing. For your convenience, there are two offices in Brooklyn and locations in the Queens neighborhoods of Woodhaven, Forest Hills, and Astoria. Schedule an appointment online or over the phone.

Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine refers to a set of techniques that use the body’s natural self-healing abilities to treat a range of conditions. 

Stem cells are “undifferentiated” biological cells. They can transform into other, specific kinds of cells and divide into more stem cells, promoting healthy tissue growth and reducing inflammation. They’re effective for treating ligament, tendon, and joint injuries.

In stem cell therapy, your doctor implants stem cells into the site of an injury. The cells immediately begin to multiply and turn into the type of cells your body needs to heal the injury. The stem cells also trigger this process in nearby cells.

Because stem cells naturally occur in your body, you accept them easily. Your body’s innate healing process speeds up because of the higher concentration of stem cells.

What foot and ankle conditions does stem cell therapy treat?

Stem cell therapy is effective for treating conditions including:

  • Plantar fasciitis: an inflammation of the band of tissue that connects your heels to your toes, common among runners
  • Achilles tendinitis: inflammation caused by tears to your Achilles tendon, which runs from your calves to your heels
  • Ankle sprains: a tear or overstretching of the ligaments in your ankle

At Local Foot Doc, the team of doctors takes a conservative, nonsurgical approach to treatment wherever possible. 

If rest, physical therapy, and orthotics aren’t effective for healing your foot and ankle injury or improving your chronic pain, your doctor may recommend stem cell therapy as a next step. With stem cell therapy, you may be able to treat your condition without surgery.

What are the advantages of stem cell therapy?

Reasons to consider stem cell therapy include:

  • It’s safe and effective because it uses cells that are naturally found in the human body
  • Unlike steroid therapy, there’s no risk of damaging the tissue, as excessive steroid injections can do
  • It actually helps your injury heal instead of just treating the symptoms
  • It can allow you to avoid surgery
  • It can increase the positive effects of physical therapy

To learn more about stem cell therapy, schedule an appointment at Local Foot Doc online or over the phone.