Podiatrists continue to prefer injectable therapy for patients because these methods are non-invasive, pain-free, and faster from which to heal. However, they also use growth factors when possible in treating ankle and foot conditions because they have a low rejection rate and can be safer to use than other remedies like surgery or steroids.
Moreover, growth factors contain materials that can encourage the healing and growth of new and healthy bone, ligaments, and tendons. For example, they naturally consist of a material called cytokine. Cytokines are natural anti-inflammatory agents and reduce the swelling in the foot or ankle afflicted by the injury or illness. They also contain hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is commonly used in cosmetic medical procedures like eyebrow lifts. However, when used in podiatric medicine, it lubricates and encourages the new growth of cartilage.
And as the name implies, growth factor promotes the new creation of tissue in the ankle and feet and other areas being treated with cutting-edge injectables. Doctors can administer the therapy in a single session rather than have the patient come back for frequent and continued treatments.
These therapies have advanced podiatric medicine and now allow doctors to treat injuries and illnesses for which surgery or steroids were once the only available remedies. Patients can avoid invasive treatments as well as prolonged pain and limited mobility, and can get back to their normal routines faster without undergoing prolonged medical care.