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Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Southwest Foot & Ankle

Foot and Ankle Specialist located in Durango, CO, Cortez, CO & Farmington, NM

If you have foot or ankle pain or experience an injury but want to avoid surgery, turn to Nicholas Hugentobler, DPM, and his expert podiatry team at Southwest Foot & Ankle in Durango, Colorado, Cortez, Colorado and Farmington, New Mexico. They offer revolutionary Regenerative Medicine to enhance your body’s natural ability to heal and generate new cells and tissues.

Call the Southwest Foot & Ankle office nearest you to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative Medicine is a non-invasive approach to healing injuries and reducing pain. At Southwest Foot & Ankle, Dr. Hugentobler and his team offer Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections to help your body generate new cells and heal naturally. 

Regenerative Medicine may help you avoid Invasive Surgery or addictive pain medication. 

Why might I need Regenerative Medicine?

You might opt for Regenerative Medicine at Southwest Foot & Ankle if you experience the following:

  • Persistent foot or ankle pain
  • Severe lower-extremity discomfort
  • Sprains or strains
  • Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Other injuries
  • Joint pain
  • Non-healing wounds
  • Arthritis
  • Other degenerative diseases

At the first sign of severe or long-lasting lower extremity pain, see the Southwest Foot & Ankle team for an evaluation. 

Is Regenerative Medicine right for me?

During your appointment, Dr. Hugentobler discusses your medical history and symptoms. He examines your feet, toes, ankles, and legs and may ask you to move your foot or ankle into various positions. 

Dr. Hugentobler might recommend you undergo blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures to diagnose your condition. 

Regenerative Medicine offers many benefits, including no cutting or surgery, a low risk of complications, and no downtime.

What happens during Regenerative Medicine treatment?

During Regenerative Medicine procedures at Southwest Foot & Ankle, Dr. Hugentobler and his staff might take a blood sample from your arm and spin it in a centrifuge to isolate the Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) from the rest of your blood. He injects the PRP or donated stem cells into painful or injured areas of your body.

Regenerative Medicine procedures are fast and virtually painless. There’s no downtime afterward so that you can resume a normal routine immediately. You may experience some tenderness or redness at the injection site that soon subsides.

Over time, you can expect faster healing, less pain and stiffness, and increased joint range of motion. Dr. Hugentobler often recommends you undergo a series of Regenerative Medicine injections to gain the most benefit from treatment. 

At the first sign of foot or ankle pain, call Southwest Foot & Ankle or book an appointment online today to find out if Regenerative Medicine is right for you.