Current surgical treatment options for common injuries and arthritis include ankle arthroscopy to “clean up” damaged cartilage, fusion of ankle bones where cartilage has been lost, and tendon grafts screwed in place to strengthen loose connections between bones. All are painful and may not be effective in the long run. These surgeries typically involve a painful post-surgical recovery with a lengthy rehab period to restore strength and mobility to the ankle.
JC Nerve Centers offers the latest Regenerative Therapy treatments for treating foot and ankle conditions. If you are a candidate for ankle surgery, fusion or replacement, consider our minimally invasive regenerative options.
This is not a complete list, so please contact us or complete the JC Nerve Centers Candidate Form if you have questions about whether you or your condition can be treated with these non-surgical procedures.
- Ankle instability
- Peroneal tendon tear or split
- Ligament sprain or tear
- Sub-talar arthritis or instability
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
Common Conditions and Treatments:
Ankle Sprains/ Instability
When the ligaments that hold the bones of the ankle joint together are partially torn or stretched from a bad sprain (or repeated minor sprains,) they become painful, loose, and weak. Not only does this increase your chances of spraining it again, but it also affects your gait, subsequently adding stress to the other joints of the foot, weakening them as well. This leads to a cycle of chronic pain and instability.
Moderate ankle injuries and degenerative conditions can be resolved with our concentrated PRP (platelet rich plasma) procedure. For severe ankle injuries and conditions, JC Nerve Centers may recommend more potent regenerative therapies like Exosome Therapy. These procedures are intended to help heal damaged tissues and tighten lax ligaments in a minimally invasive and highly effective manner. There is generally no required down-time from our procedures and patients typically see results within 3-6 weeks and sometimes as early as 3-5 days.
Osteoarthritis occurs when the articular cartilage (the protective cushion between bones) begins to deteriorate. As the articular cartilage is lost, the joint space between the bones narrows causing pain and damage. As the disease progresses, the cartilage thins, becoming grooved and fragmented. The surrounding bones react by becoming thicker. They start to grow outward and form spurs. The synovium (a membrane that produces a thick fluid that helps nourish the cartilage and keep it slippery) becomes inflamed and thickened. It may produce extra fluid, which causes additional swelling.
As an alternative to surgery, fusion or replacement, JC Nerve Centers offers Regenerative Therapies to help alleviate pain and revitalize the damaged area. There is generally no required down-time from our procedures and patients typically see results within 3-6 weeks and sometimes as early as 3-5 days.