Stem Cell Injection

National Capital Foot & Ankle Center -  - Podiatrist

National Capital Foot & Ankle Center

Podiatrists located in Potomac, MD & Friendship Heights, Washington, DC

Stem Cell Injection Specialist
Dr. Franklin Polun offers innovative stem cell injections to help his patients from Potomac, Maryland and Friendship Heights, Washington DC to find pain relief and recovery from injuries and degenerative conditions.

Stem Cell Injection

What Are Stem Cells?

Dr. Polun provides stem cell therapy with injections derived from cells harvested from the individual patient. This treatment supplies valuable cells that aid in the treatment of a number of injuries due to their adaptability. There are two things that make stem cells unique. First, stem cells can divide and create more stem cells of the same kind. Second, they can mature or differentiate into specialized cells that perform a specific function, such as skin, muscle, or blood cells. Technological advances have allowed medicine to harness stem cells and their regenerative attributes to help patients heal and relieve pain and discomfort.

What Conditions Are Treated with Stem Cell Injections?

Stem cell injections provide a non-invasive alternative to surgery for patients suffering from a variety of painful conditions. Dr. Polun uses this innovative treatment for both chronic and acute conditions affecting the feet and ankles. It often provides better outcomes more quickly than other treatments. The injections can treat many conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Joint disorders
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Torn soft tissue

How Does the Stem Cell Process Work?

Stem cell therapy is one of the most innovative FDA-approved forms of regenerative therapy. Stem cells are collected and injected to assist damaged tissue, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bone to heal itself. Once the stem cells are prepared, Dr. Polun makes an injection directly in the joint or tissue that needs to be treated. Image guidance is used for complete accuracy and precision during the injection to ensure the cells are injected in the tissue where they will be most effective. The entire procedure is completed in about an hour and is delivered in either of Dr. Polun’s offices. Dr. Polun provides thorough exams and consultations prior to any treatment to ensure that the best course of action is taken for each individual patient.

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