If you recently sprained your ankle and are looking for a way to address the pain and assist the healing process, you might have heard about cortisone injections. While Cortisone injections can help reduce the pain by decreasing the inflammation in and around your joint; Stem Cell Therapy is quickly becoming a more effective way to treat ankle sprains and osteoarthritis.
Cortisone injections are usually performed in a matter of minutes. The doctor will clean the injection site and then apply a topical anesthesia to the ankle before inserting the needle into the targeted region. The corticosteroid will target the inflammation while the anesthetic relieves the pain. You might initially feel mild pressure and pain when the needle is inserted.
After receiving a cortisone shot, it is critical to follow the medical advice of your doctor. Generally, you should stay off the injured ankle for a few days after receiving the injection to avoid any unnecessary strain.
Cortisone injections are known to cause deterioration of the cartilage, which can lead to further degeneration of the joint and more serious long-term complications. Below are some of the risks of cortisone injections:
Through the use of the body’s own adult stem cells, your doctor can address damage caused by an injury. To achieve this, stem cells will be extracted from the bone marrow, typically at the back hip bone area. The marrow is processed concentrating the stem cells to increase the number of stem cells available for injection. The stem cells are injected into the affected ankle joint and associated damaged tendons and ligaments. The stem cells replace, repair or reconstruct damaged joint, tendon and ligaments helping your body to heal itself naturally.
Advantages of stem cell therapy can include:
At 5280 Advanced Health, we provide a comprehensive regenerative medicine program that is designed to reduce pain and improve the vitality of individuals who are suffering from chronic pain. If you have sustained a painful and severe injury or are suffering from chronic joint pain, our Board-Certified physicians can accurately diagnose your medical condition and recommend appropriate, individualized therapy. Stem cell therapy can target the cause and help your body heal the injury naturally without any unnecessary negative side effects or adverse reactions.
Stem cells harvested from your bone marrow can help heal injuries faster, reduce pain and inflammation and improve function to get you back doing the things you love.
Find out more about the treatments we offer and give us a call today at (720) 619-3144 to schedule a consultation.
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