Getting Natural Help with Regenerative Medicine
Your body has remarkable healing potential. It’s coded in the very fabric of life.
And while humans may not be able to regrow entire limbs like some animals can, our natural ability to fight off infections, close wounds, and repair swollen or torn tissue is still incredible.
Sure, you may never have thought of a scab (for example) as beautiful before. But even this is an example of the body’s innate ability to heal and recover from injuries, restoring you to full health.
But sometimes, the body’s natural healing mechanisms just aren’t efficient enough on their own to get you back to 100 percent health. Or maybe the rate of healing just isn’t fast enough for your timetable.
That’s where regenerative medicine steps in. This is an exciting new branch of medicine focused on harnessing the body’s own natural healing and tissue repair abilities, and magnifying and accelerating them, so that you can finally get better—safely and completely.
What Makes Regenerative Medicine Different?
With most traditional forms of medicine, you’re introducing outside elements into the body, usually to neutralize symptoms you’re experiencing.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing, of course. We’re guessing you’ve been extremely grateful every time you were able to take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory and it got rid of your headache! There’s still a big place for these kinds of treatments.
But they do have a couple of limitation. Number one, most traditional medical treatments are more focused on managing the symptoms of an injury or a disease, rather than healing it. (That’s what your body does.) And number two, introducing foreign chemicals into your body can sometimes produce unwanted side effects.
Regenerative medicine is different. These treatments don’t just relieve pain, but they actually help injuries and inflammation heal faster by “kickstarting” or otherwise accelerating the natural healing processes already taking place.
Furthermore, they do this not by an invasive procedure or introducing formulated chemicals, but through the introduction of natural biological tissue (such as amniotic or placental tissue, stem cells, or even your body’s own platelets) to the injury site, or even through extracorporeal means (such as laser or shockwaves).
As a result, almost all forms of regenerative medicine we would use in a podiatric setting are extremely safe, with few if any side effects.
And the results have been incredible. We’ve seen regenerative therapies cut an athlete’s recovery time after an injury by 50 percent or more. And we’ve helped people who have been suffering from chronic pain for years, with no relief, make complete recoveries.
Regenerative Medicine at Omega Medical Group
We specialize in a form of regenerative therapy called Clarix Flo. We love talking about it: it’s quite amazing!
Clarix Flo is made from placental and amniotic tissue, which has the natural ability to decrease inflammation and create a stronger regenerative environment. These cells are injected into the site of pain or injury to promote pain and inflammation relief along with faster healing.
We only use amniotic membrane and umbilical cord tissue that has been voluntarily donated following Cesarean section. This is after the babies have already been healthily delivered, and the tissue would otherwise be discarded. All of it is also deeply screened, cleaned, and processed to make sure it is safe and usable.
In a more nature-based analogy, you might consider these stem cells a form of compost, using what would otherwise become natural waste to encourage growth.
What Conditions Can Be Treated by Regenerative Medicine/Clarix Flo?
Clarix Flo therapy has been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of an extremely wide variety of inflammatory and degenerative conditions, and injuries of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia) and joints.
This includes most types of chronic heel pain (plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, etc.), sprains, and even partial tears. In some cases, the need for steroid injections or surgery is completely negated.
The Next Step is Natural
Regenerative medicine involves advanced methods and, as we noted earlier, will not always be the first go-to depending upon an individual’s medical situation, needs, and history of treatment. Dr. Olacio and our expert staff will still be happy to discuss the potential of these options with you, along with all our recommendations. Our goal will always be to provide a treatment strategy that you are confident moving forward with.
Whether your foot and ankle needs involve aided natural recovery or the intervention of additional treatments, Omega Medical Group is here for you. We encourage you to learn more about the conditions you may be suffering from on our website. To make an appointment, simply fill out our online contact form of give us a call at (305) 514-0404.