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.
There are shoe inserts and prescribed custom orthotics for flat feet, plantar fasciitis and other maladies that affect one’s feet.
To be clear there is a difference between the two: inserts you can buy over the counter, custom orthotics is by prescription from a doctor. In many circumstances, they can both accomplish the same thing; both inserts and custom orthotics work for a variety of issues, but not all.
Whether it is a custom orthotic or an insert, they work well when done right. Feet are much like the foundation of a house. If the foundation is misaligned, the rest of the house above is going to have some problems: knees, hips, back and even the neck. Both devices can be just as effective when partnered with stretching, physical therapy, or even some modifications in an exercise routine.
Only a podiatrist experienced in complex foot and ankle injuries can accurately diagnose the need for a medical device – inserts and orthotics are not a panacea for every issue. We match either an insert or an orthotic to what your specific problem is.
Dr. Hecker works with you to find the best option for you based on your need and what will work best for your situation. Hecker Sports and Regenerative Medicine Fort Collins is both a personal and an affordable approach to whether it is orthotics or an insert. We help patients understand and know the successful, affordable, and non-surgical options accessible to them.
Your strength… renewed.
Evaluation of injury by physical exam
Imaging: X-ray, CT, diagnostic ultrasound, MRI to determine significance of injured structures
Temporary stabilization of structure using orthotics, bracing devices, or cam walker boot
Laser light therapy
Hypertonic dextrose solution - Prolotherapy
Amniotic tissue matrix
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”.
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.
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.
More about Thomas Hecker DPM and his team.