It’s called an Achilles heel for a reason. While this tendon generally is a strong part of your body — able to withstand more than 1,000 pounds of force — once something goes wrong, it becomes a weak spot. Even Achilles tendonitis can put you out of commission for 12 weeks. A more serious injury, like a tendon rupture, can sideline you for half a year or more.
Fortunately, you don’t have to sit idly by and play the waiting game. By applying advancements in podiatric therapy treatments, Christopher Vittori, DPM, Ameet Thakrar, DPM, and our team at Vittori Foot & Ankle Specialist can give your body what it needs to recover faster. That’s why we offer AmnioFix® amniotic fluid injection treatments for Achilles tendon pain at our offices in Homer Glen and New Lenox, Illinois.
Whether you’ve been planning on getting this treatment or it’s new to you and you want to learn more, you’ve come to the right place.
When you choose AmnioFix, we inject amniotic fluid into the area around your Achilles tendon. The injected solution signals your body to direct healing resources there. Specifically, it helps your body use stem cells to heal damaged tissues in your Achilles tendon.
This injectable treatment helps your body fight inflammation and the development of scar tissue. Instead, it encourages your body to use its resources to build new, healthy tissue, helping your tendon heal faster. As a result, AmnioFix can help you avoid steroid injections and possibly even surgery.
Biomaterial specialists derive AmnioFix from placenta donated after live C-section births in the U.S. It gets turned into an injectable allograft (essentially, a tissue graft) that aligns with all American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) standards.
If you hurt your Achilles tendon, talk with our team. We can help you explore whether AmnioFix could be the right solution to treat your injury.
Dr. Thakrar and Dr. Vittori chose to offer AmnioFix because it’s not just effective, but also convenient. The treatment itself is relatively fast and performed on an outpatient basis, so you can go home right afterward.
Plus, it comes with minimal downtime. You might be sore for a few days after treatment, but that’s it.
AmnioFix won’t heal your Achilles tendon injury overnight. It can, however, give you a way to support your body’s natural healing work, helping you get back on your feet and back to doing what you love faster.
If you hurt your Achilles tendon and want to learn if AmnioFix is right for you — or if you’re already considering it and want to have this treatment applied by a specialist — call Vittori Foot & Ankle Specialist or schedule an appointment online today.