Since invasive surgeries have related risks and mean time off work for recovery as well as post-operative pain and limited activity, people everywhere are looking for alternatives. Stem cell injection therapy in Encino, California is such an alternative and offers a way to use umbilical cord stem cells obtained from newborns through consenting donors, to be injected into damaged tissue to create regeneration and relief from pain. A patient can have this procedure done and can then go home the same day. There’s no need for general anesthesia and the risks that this presents, especially in an elderly patient or one with chronic health conditions.
Foot and Ankle Injuries
As we get older, our feet change along with the rest of our bodies, and we sometimes experience degenerative changes that can lead to pain and limited mobility. Being able to walk is crucial to healthy aging because immobility carries with it a list of health hazards. Keeping our feet and ankles healthy is at the root of being able to walk and get around, but when we develop osteoarthritis or other conditions, the cartilage wears down and causes stiffness, swelling, and pain. Working in jobs or careers that involve spending a lot of time on our feet can create wear and tear on them and make retirement a lot less fun. X-rays or MRI studies can show the areas where cartilage has become thin, or where there may be other related injuries to tendons or ligaments.