Stem Cell Treatment Specialist

Kevin Blue, DPM -  - Podiatrist

Colorado Foot + Ankle Sports Medicine

Kevin Blue, DPM

Podiatrist located in Parker, CO

Stem cell treatment is a cutting-edge therapy for patients with chronic and recurrent ankle, foot, and heel pain, and it can also be used to promote faster healing after surgery. Stem cell treatment at Colorado Foot + Ankle Sports Medicine works naturally to promote healing by stimulating your body’s natural cell-repair process. Dr. Kevin Blue has significant experience and success in using stem cell treatments to help women and men throughout the Parker, Colorado, area heal more quickly and completely following disease, injury, or surgery.

Stem Cell Treatment Q & A

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are able to change into any other type of cell when acted upon in a certain way. This characteristic has made them extremely valuable in many areas of medicine, where they can be used to replace and regenerate damaged tissue or, in some instances, “grow” new structures or organs. Stem cells are found in many tissues, including:

  • Bone tissue
  • Fat tissue
  • Amniotic membrane

In stem cell therapy, cells may be derived from your own body or they may come from a lab that specializes in harvesting and purifying the cells. Many stem cell-therapy treatments use a solution derived from amniotic membranes donated by women who deliver via cesarean section. Stem cells contain special proteins called growth factors, which help stimulate natural healing and cell regeneration while also reducing inflammation and scarring.

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is a medical treatment that uses injections of solutions containing stem cells to promote healing in areas of injury. Once the cells are injected, they begin promoting natural healing responses in the damaged area, supporting regeneration and restoration of healthy tissues.

How is stem cell therapy used in podiatry?

In podiatry, stem cells can be used to treat many issues, including problems affecting:

  • Ligaments
  • Tendons
  • Muscles
  • Cartilage

Stem cell therapy is routinely used to promote faster healing in chronic conditions like Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis, even in patients with recurrent issues that haven’t responded to other conservative approaches like:

  • Ice
  • Pain medication
  • Orthotics

Stem cell therapy is routinely used to treat injuries related to running, hiking, and other sports and activities that cause repetitive stress and strain on the soft and connective tissues, providing great results even in the most active men and women.

Is stem cell therapy safe?

Yes. The stem cell solution is completely safe, and the therapy itself has been widely used in podiatry and many other medical specialty areas. Because stem cells occur naturally, the risk of allergic reaction and other potential complications is very low. Typically, the only reaction patients may experience is some mild discomfort or swelling in the injection site, the same potential reaction that can occur after any type of injection.