For this condition there are many different factors that have to be taken into consideration. It is important to know that our foot has 26 bones and 30 joints and that all of them together bear up to 5 times our own weight in every step. This trait makes them especially susceptible to the “wear and tear” process of degenerative osteoarthritis. As in many other joints, this process involves cartilage break down, bony changes, ligament and tendon deterioration and various degrees of inflammation. As in knee and other types of osteoarthritis is a well known and very common cause of disability.
Foot and ankle osteoarthritis and pain can be caused by many factors, including:
Stem cells have the ability to reduce inflammation and regrow cartilage. By attaching to the injured area, they can reduce local inflammation and pain, while also promoting and secreting factors that contribute to the healing properties of the body and though this process clinically reduce pain and increase mobility.