Regenerative medicine creates a stimulating factor in one's body, telling it to start to recover in an appropriate way, helping to restore tissue to being whole.
Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine in Fort Collins is patient-focused on non-surgical repair. Sometimes a doctor will present foot surgery or ankle surgery as the only option for a foot or ankle problem – even when there are alternative options that can bring relief and help patients achieve “return to life activities.”
Frankly, a non-surgical approach is the first and best choice to help restore you to optimal health. Low-cost and affordable options are available for foot and ankle issues.
Ankle injury is one of the most under-treated difficulties that many patients endure. There are times that an injured will try and treat a problem alone, which has the potential to make the problem worse. An under-treated or misdiagnosed ankle injury can eventually become a long-term problem or become something like a "loose ankle". We can help.
Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine will accurately diagnose what the injury is, avoiding unnecessary and costly ankle surgery. Perhaps it is something more complicated like a fracture, a torn ligament or a partial tear. Alternatively, it could be a sprain. We focus on the root issue and the actual nature of the problem. We involve our patients in their custom treatment plan, interacting with patients and educating them as well. This helps them increase their speed of recovery and contributes to re-injury prevention.
Another commonly mistreated and misdiagnosed problem is a foot injury. Like ankle problems, an injured person will attempt to treat the issue on their own and can make the matter worse.
A misdiagnosed foot injury can eventually become a chronic problem. An “over” treated problem that results in foot surgery can lead to unnecessary downtime from activities that you love to do (needless surgery is costly and painful).
Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine will help you determine the best treatment protocol. Only a podiatrist that has experience in intricacies of foot and ankle injury can accurately diagnose the true nature of an ankle or foot problem. Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine Fort Collins is a personal and affordable approach to sports medicine.
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Dr. Hecker graduated Colorado State University in Fort Collins before completing his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. He completed a two-year podiatric surgical residency at St. Mary's of Nazareth Hospital in Chicago, before entering private practice in 1996.
Since then he as developed effective regenerative and non-surgical treatments for all types of biomechanical injuries and chronic pain.
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The procedures we offer at Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine are comparatively inexpensive and are much more complete having a substantial recovery than other treatments.
There are a lot of people who are not good candidates for surgery simply because of where they are in life, like having to take three months off for surgery.
Our protocols allow patients to recover well without necessarily having to take time off of work. We are here to get patients better in the midst of doing “life”.
The short answer is that our Fort Collins podiatry clinic has a patient-centered focus on non-surgical repair and “return to life activities”, not expensive (and sometimes unnecessary) surgery. We believe it is important for you to understand and have help with all of your healing options and foot maintenance.
Thomas Hecker DPM has a mission: to bring techniques and opportunities to people that are less expensive than conventional procedures, require less downtime, yet still offer the ability for very successful and very high-end recovery.
Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine is doing more that just helping to make a body better or building a better scar; we’re restoring the tissue back to its whole, how it was originally intended to function.