Atlanta, GA | Stem Cell Therapy Patient Success Story | Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta

A technology entrepreneur in Silicon Valley discusses his love for running and not being able to run any longer due to a foot injury. Regenexx helped.

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Speaker 1: I'm a technology entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, and I love running. I've been running almost all my life, I was the captain of the track team. I got to the point about three years ago where I couldn't run it all. I injured my foot in my tendons and my arch and under right toes, and basically I couldn't run and I could barely walk or stand. I was in pain all the time. I had gotten to the point where I tried everything to fix the problem, short of surgery. I looked at chiropractic methods, and drugs, and different shoes, and acupuncture, massage therapy, everything. All the doctors said I needed surgery, and I really just didn't want to do that.

Speaker 1: I had a chiropractor who was helping me out. She had a similar problem that I did on my foot. She had the surgery, the same thing that I would have, but she said that it fixed the problem on her second and third toes and it basically pushed it out to the first and fourth. So I didn't really think that was going to work. I had a couple of cortisone shots and the theory behind them is that they dull the pain, but they don't really work because what they're actually doing is just killing the tissue. I think I actually got my second injury under the toes because the muscle under my arch was so weakened that it prevented me from actually exercising the muscles under my toes and caused the second injury. So I don't think that cortisone shots really work. I mean, they work in that, yeah, they kill your muscle tissue, but that's not really a great solution to the problem.

Speaker 1: I think the worst moment for me was my wife just turned to me, after trying a bunch of things and not working, saying, "Maybe you just shouldn't run anymore." To me, that was just devastating. I love running and I didn't want to give it up, and I was determined to find the solution. Then I found Regenexx and I tried it. I figured, what the heck, let me see if it works. After three years of really almost not being able to run at all and having pain when I walked and I stood, I was able to run again, which was just amazing for me. The great thing about it is that they're actually using your own stem cells, it's not from anything controversial. It's not from any other source, they take it out of your own body. They use their own patented processing and then they re-inject them back into your own body.

Speaker 1: After the procedure, I walked out, I got on a flight shortly after that. My foot was really sore for about a week, but about a month later I actually hiked up Mount Kilimanjaro. Three months later I was on a trip in Europe and actually went out in Paris, ran along the river, and I was able to do six miles. It was the first time in three years I was actually able to run without any pain, which was really amazing.

Speaker 1: Now I'm at the point where I can run eight, 10 miles with almost no discomfort, and I've got back the thing that I love. I can run again, which is just amazing. I had almost given up hope and now I've got hope again and I can do what I love.