Entries by Jose Rivera

Amniotic Injections for Foot & Ankle Arthritic Conditions

Amniotic products have been used successfully for over a century in the setting of problematic tissue healing and have enjoyed a stellar safety record. Following recent clinical success with treating orthopedic injuries, there has been renewed interest in the treatments for musculoskeletal disease and injury. An abundance of scientific and clinical evidence has demonstrated the […]

Is PRP or Steroid injection more effective against Plantar Fasciitis?

What You’re Really Getting with an Injection of Steroids Most patients are familiar with steroid injections, but most have no idea that PRP injections are an alternative to treat many of the same issues. Let’s review what you’re really getting when you get a steroid injection. Cartilage Damage High-dose steroid injections destroy cartilage. That steroid […]

Mechanism of Action of Amniotic ECM Treatment

Dr. Jose A. Rivera, DPM, FABFAS Director, Foot & Ankle Services at OrthoRegenX While traditional amniotic products don’t have live stem cells, they do have two interesting things going for them. First, they may have unique cytokines and growth factors that may help tissue healing.  Second, and likely more important, is that they are likely […]

What is EPAT (Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology)?

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®) is the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatment method cleared by the FDA. This proprietary technology is based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals. This non-invasive office based procedure […]

Stress Fractures in Females

STRESS FRACTURES IN FEMALES Jose A. Rivera, DPM, FABFAS Females are 3.5 times more likely than men to develop stress fracture with approximately 13% of female runners developing a stress fracture at one point during their lifetime. Common causes can be divided to training factors and female specific factors.  Training factors can include training errors […]

Common Running Injuries

SIX COMMON RUNNING INJURIES Dr. Jose A. Rivera, DPM, FABFAS Advanced treatments offered at OrthoRegenX such as  Prolotherapy, PRP, Cold Laser, and EPAT (Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology) can be of great benefit in reducing inflammation and helping the body regenerate healthy tissue in patients suffering from the following common running injuries. 1. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome […]

Heel Pain: Regenerative Therapy options to heal Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis injuries affect both seasoned athletes and every day people that are simply on their feet all day. It is a condition where thick connective tissue that supports the arch on the bottom of the foot, running from heel bone forward to the ball of the foot, becomes inflamed. The reason for inflammation varies […]

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