Dr. Siegel in the News: His Advice on Restorative Medicine
Thursday June 14, 2018
Dr. Siegel is not only an accomplished surgeon—he’s a published writer too!
Recently, Dr. Siegel wrote an article featured on the online publication Runner’s Radar entitled “A Surgery-Free Approach to Chronic Foot Pain,” wherein he details the benefits of amniotic tissue allografts. This in-office procedure is a type of injection-based restorative medicine that regenerates damaged tissue and significantly improves painful conditions.
What does that mean for patients? For those suffering from severe foot pain, such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis, it means one last attempt at conservative therapy before going under the knife. The process is quick and easy with minimal downtime, and it works for anyone with foot pain—not just athletes.
So if you want to find out more about what an amniotic tissue allograft is and how it can help, visit the Runner’s Radar website and read Dr. Siegel’s expert advice for yourself. If you would like to set up an appointment, call our office or book online now!
Plantar fasciosis is a type of tissue degeneration most commonly caused by overtraining, while Achilles tendinosis is a soft-tissue condition that results from changes in tissue structure.
The traditional courses of treatment for both ailments are similar: rest, stretching, pain medication, and orthotic devices, which are custom-molded inserts. When these treatments prove ineffective, surgery is often the option of last resort—but it no longer has to be.
A groundbreaking new treatment known as an amniotic tissue allograft can reduce inflammation and dramatically lower pain, and in my practice I recommend it to every patient who has attempted more conservative treatment options with little to no response.
In an amniotic allograft, hundreds of live human cells are injected into the inflamed area to stimulate the body’s cell activity. It attracts the body’s own stem cells to repair the area, sort of like an S.O.S. call. Those cells then regenerate soft tissue, reduce inflammation and lessen scarring in the affected area, ultimately reducing pain. It’s ultimately hitting the reset button on a runner’s immune response to the injury.