17 Dec What IS Amnion and What DOES it DO? A LOT!
As I’ve said time and time again, foot and ankle pain is no joke. In my previous blogs, I’ve written about plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis, and how many of my patients had trouble even standing up out of bed in the morning until coming to me.
And while you know by now I treat patients with very individualized treatment programs, I am a very big fan of treating these conditions with amnion injections – both with and without surgery.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about the benefits of amnion injections and treating various foot problems, especially plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. The first question I always get from patients is, “Amnion?! Is that what I think it is?!” And I don’t blame them for asking!
While it does sound a bit like something out of the book, The Island of Dr. Moreau, it’s really not.
Amnion is a biological product derived from human amnion, and is rich in growth factors that can provide a variety of benefits for patients. It’s also very safe. It’s taken from pre-screened, healthy, consenting mothers who have agreed to donate when having a planned cesarean section, and the fluid goes through a rigorous screening process, making it very safe – and effective.
When injected into the affected area, the growth factors help your own cells regenerate, so it’s great for not only helping to alleviate pain, but also regenerate damaged tissue, reduce scar tissue formation, control inflammation and promotes healing – it really is a miracle fluid!
As I said before, I use amnion injections for both in-office treatment and/or planned surgery, depending what the patient needs. The best part? Many of my patients who have suffered for years are experiencing permanent relief due to amnion. And in many cases, it’s also covered by insurance.
In short, if you’re experiencing pain, you don’t have to! Give my office a call, today, and I’ll discuss in more detail the many benefits amnion and how it can help you.