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Regenexx Interventional Orthopedics Articles

Claw Toes and your Low Back

Is there a relationship between claw toes and your low back?  I often see patients with the dreaded “claw toes”. They’re usually middle aged or older and like the picture above, their 2nd through fifth toes have begun to look like a claw. Why? These toes look exactly like what we call an “intrinsic minus hand” that…
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Using Stem Cells in an Elite Track Athlete: Regenexx Patient Cydonie Mothersill wins Cayman Invitational

Can stem cells be used as a running stress fracture treatment in an elite track athlete? Cydonie Mothersill is an elite track athlete and gold medalist at the 2010 Commonwealth games, 2010 Mayaguez, and CARIFTA games. After her great performance at the Commonwealth Games in 2010, she was within striking range of a medal in…
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Stem Cells for Toe Joint Arthritis

Stem Cells for toe joint arthritis?  DF is a 40 year old active mother of 5 kids who runs in races where obstacle courses and mud figure heavily. We’ve treated her for years for a bad back, but recently she approached me about her big toe. She was in constant pain that was limiting her activity after…
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Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis with Stem Cells

LZ is a 43 year old woman with rheumatoid arthritis who was evaluated by us last year with a history of debilitating right foot pain and rheumatoid arthritis. She originally sought us out because she wanted a foot and ankle surgery alternative. Imaging and exam demonstrated that she had severe arthritis in the talonavicular joint of the foot.…
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Dancers with an Achilles Tendonitis have Altered Movements

Dancers can develop many problems, not the least of which is with the Achilles tendon. Achilles tendonopathy (also known as tendonosis) means that the big tendon at the back of the heel has been slightly damaged or is getting over worked. While most thought that the only effect of this problem for the dancer was pain at back…
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PRP better than Steroid Shots for Plantar Fascitits

A physician discusses why steroid shots don't work well for heel pain and discusses research that shows that injecting your own blood platelets may be better.

Patellofemoral or Knee Cap Pain and Orthotics: Is there a Connection between the Foot and Knee?

A physician investigates whether orthotics can help knee cap (patellofemoral) pain.

A National Track Athlete Regains her Stride thanks to Stem Cell Injections and PRP

BC is a masters level, national track and field athlete who tore her plantar-plate and severely damaged cartilage in a foot joint while participating in an indoor track event. She had some improvement with PRP injections in Seattle and was encouraged, so she pursued a Regenexx-SD stem cell injection procedure in December and just sent us a 6…
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