New York is known for many things, including having countless activity options for all seasons of the year. This is especially evident in the fall, which is a great time for outdoor activities like running, cycling, and playing rec sports.
All this opportunity for physical activity is awesome because it means healthier bodies for our friends, family, and community members. Less awesome is the fact it also means increased risk for foot and ankle sports injuries.
Fortunately, our team at Massapequa Podiatry Associates successfully treats countless injured athletes and active individuals throughout the year. Even better, we offer advanced treatment so you can recover faster from foot and ankle sports injuries and get back to the activities you love doing!
As a general rule, your body has the remarkable ability to heal naturally and safely. Of course, your body’s healing processes aren’t perfect and have certain limits, especially with regards to the amount of time it takes to recover from injury or tissue damage. Ground-breaking advancements in technology, however, have given us an array of options that help promote and speed up natural healing processes. These advancements are called “regenerative medicine,” and you can find this kind of revolutionary treatment at Massapequa Podiatry Associates.
Technically speaking, regenerative medicine is the process of regenerating, replacing, or even engineering biological tissues to repair damage and restore normal function. There are various ways this can happen, with extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), Tenex, Amniovo, and Multi-Wave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy being advanced options we proudly offer our patients.
When you suffer from pain or have impaired function in a lower limb on account of soft tissue damage—like inflammation in a plantar fascia or tears in the Achilles tendon—your body initiates healing processes to repair the tissue. These processes happen at the cellular level, and this is where regenerative medicine comes into play.
The aforementioned forms of treatment, in their own various ways, help encourage cells to repair and regenerate. When they do, damaged soft tissues heal more quickly.
Each respective therapy contributes to cellular regeneration and repair in different ways. ESWT, for example, uses an energy similar to soundwaves to reach into damaged tissue and enhance your body’s natural healing processes. In the case of MLS laser, the energy comes from concentrated light. Tenex treats chronic tendon injuries with ultrasonic energy. Amniovo uses human amniotic membrane (harvested from post-birth placenta tissue) in injectable form to deliver specific proteins and healing factors.
All of these state-of-the-art treatment methods are proven to be safe and effective. And in addition to quicker healing, they provide benefits like reduced swelling, decreased need for surgery, and less pain.If you are one of the many New Yorkers who sustain a foot or ankle injury during physical activity—or from any other potential source—remember that there’s no need to suffer from foot pain when you can always come see our team at Massapequa Podiatry Associates. We offer comprehensive treatment for a wide range of common (and not-as-common) ailments. For more information on our regenerative treatments, sports injuries, or any other facet of foot care, call (516) 541-9000. While on the line, request your appointment today!