Many lower extremity amputations that occur in this country are not necessary. It is agreed in the scientific and medical community that nearly 75% of all diabetes-related amputations are preventable.
Contact the Releford Foot and Ankle Institute now is you or a loved one has been recommended for amputation.
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Dr. Bill Releford has been a godsend for me. I first visited in November 2017 with a blister that had turned into a would on my left foot. In the 6 months since my first visit, Dr. Releford has made me realize that my health is the #1 PRIORITY. He literally has saved my toe from possible amputation and has also educated me about other diabetic complications I could potentially be subjected to if I didn't take it seriously. The most important aspect of his treatment was the "real talk". His direct comments resonated with me and I'm sure others could benefit. Since my initial visit last November, my blood sugar and A1C are under control, and I must continue to be diligent in my fight. Thank you, Dr. Releford. Your care and guidance are appreciated.
Dr. Releford is so amazing! I came in to see doc because I had knee pain (patellar tendon). When I walked out from my visit my knee felt 90% better. As the days went on I was able to jump and run without any pain! Doc has been a blessing in my life and I am so very thankful for him!
I took my mom for her initial visit with Dr. Releford and he did an amazing job. My mom's feet looked brand new! The office is very clean and the staff from the time I entered the door was very courteous and helpful and very attentive. I look forward to bringing her to her future appointments. I totally recommend Dr. Releford if you need an awesome podiatrist.
I am so thankful for the expertise of Dr. Bill! As a true & knowledgeable Foot & Vein specialist. He has special treatments for a problem I've had for many years. As a professional Brazilian dancer for over 45 years, I had developed broken veins that looked like roadmaps! In 6 weeks, I feel I can uncover my legs and not feel embarrassed in a dressing room or the beach. My total leg pains have diminished! I'm STILL dancing! I look forward to more results & treatments! All professional Dancers this is the doctor you want.
Dr. Releford healed my wound when other doctors wanted to amputate my leg. It came back again and he was able to heal it again. I highly recommend Dr. Releford to anyone that has been recommended for amputation. Dr. Releford used stem cells and platelet rich plasma to get the job done. Riley
Dr. Bill Releford's Treatment for Painful Achilles Tendinitis Effective
Also known as tendonosis, tendinitis, or Achilles tendinopathy, Achilles Tendinitis is a condition that occurs when the Achilles tendons, which connects the calf muscles located in the lower leg to the heel bone becomes inflamed causing excruciating pain and swelling. When muscles contracts, the tendon usually transmits the contraction power to the heel enabling movement. The Achilles tendons usually move via a protective sheath and it is made up of millions of tiny fibers. Scientific studies have found out that Achilles Tendinitis usually develops when there is overuse of tendons, which makes the tiny fibers in the tendon to wear and tear. This causes pain, inflammation, and swelling.
As the tendon continues to swell, it starts to rub against the sheath that surrounds it causing it to become swollen and inflamed. Achilles Tendinitis most commonly affects runners who suddenly increase the training intensity or the duration of their runs. As the largest tendon in the body, Achilles tendon can endure great force. However, that does not mean that it is not susceptible to injury. If Achilles Tendinitis is left untreated, then it can cause long-term effects such as ruptured or torn tendons, scaring, decreased range of motion as well as set the stage for future injuries.
So are you suffering from Achilles Tendinitis and you are looking for an effective way to get rid of it once and for all? If yes then Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is the treatment that you have been looking for. Platelet Rich Plasma is a clinically tested and proven procedure that involves separating the platelets from the blood of the patient then reintroduce it to the injured joint. Scientific studies have shown that platelets have amazing regenerative properties. The delivery of high concentration of growth factors derived from platelets helps to intensify the body's natural regenerative and healing process.
PRP Injections have been clinically proven to help reduce pain, repair tissues as well as improve the range of motion enabling you to live a normal life. It contains autologous blood with high platelets concentrations. It helps to promote the healing by emitting certain growth factors contained in the alpha granules that play a vital role in cell differentiation, chemotaxis, angiogenesis and cell proliferation.
How Platelet Rich Plasma (P.R.P.) works
If you have donated blood before or you have ever had your blood drawn for lab test then you have a slight idea of how PRP works. Your physician will draw blood from your body and place it in a centrifuge where it will spin at very high speed for about 20 minutes. This will make the platelets separate. The separated platelets are then extracted by a syringe then injected into the injured area. Most patients usually require two treatment to get well. However, patients with severe Achilles Tendinitis will require more than 2 treatments. After treatment, you will start noticing positive result after one week.
If you have tried traditional therapies and treatment still experience pain and inactivity, then Platelet Rich Plasma is the best option for you. This treatment method is less aggressive, less invasive and also less expensive than undergoing a surgical procedure. The process takes about 30-45 minutes and helps to stop the further degeneration of tissues. This process is so effective and that is why top athletes use it to quickly get back into the game. It does not subject patients to nasty side effects as it is usually the case with other treatment options.
About Dr. Bill Releford, D.P.M., Medical Director, The Releford Foot and Ankle Institute
So are you suffering from Achilles Tendinitis? If the answer is yes, then look no further! Dr. Bill Releford is an expert in the field of regenerative medicine and treatment of acute and chronic injuries caused by Achilles Tendinitis. He has over 30 years experience in the treatment and management of acute and chronic foot and ankle injuries. Dr. Bill Releford has helped many patients suffering from Achilles Tendinitis recover and live a normal, pain-free life. If you desire a less invasive treatment for your Achilles Tendinitis, then Dr. Bill Releford of the Releford Foot and Ankle Institute can help you get back into the game.
Platelet Rich Plasma Should Be Considered to Manage Pain Diabetic Neuropathy
Diabetes can create a number of complications that can negatively affect the quality of life. Diabetic neuropathy is perhaps one of the early signs that the disease is not being managed well. About 50% of people suffering from diabetes have diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is a nerve disorder that is accelerated by elevated blood sugars over an extended period of time. Diabetics of at least 10 years have high chances of suffering from diabetic neuropathy. In addition to elevated blood sugars, high blood pressure and high cholesterol seem to be responsible for advancing diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for diabetic neuropathy. The only viable treatments available are used to manage diabetic neuropathy by slowing the progression of the disease, relieving its symptomatic pain and restoring bodily function. Some patients are, however, often unable to tolerate the multitude of adverse effects such as dizziness and depression.
Dr. Bill Releford, a podiatric surgeon based in Los Angeles, has developed a new, cost-effective treatment to manage diabetic neuropathy using the power of regenerative medicine. One aspect of his treatment protocol involves using stem cells and platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) to facilitate peripheral nerve repair.
Dr. Releford’s technique concentrates the patient’s own nerve growth factors derived from the patients own blood. This high concentration of nerve growth factors is then administered on a weekly basis for about a month. Most patients report moderate to significant relief of their symptoms and an overall improvement in the quality of life.
Symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy typically present in one or more of the following ways:
- Numbness, tingling and burning sensations in the feet and legs especially at night
- Pins and needle sensations
- Sharp stabbing pain especially at night
- Inflammation and tenderness of the skin
- Non-healing ulcerations on the feet and hands
- Muscle weakness that makes movement difficult
- Loss of balance
According to 2012 statistics by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, over 20 million people suffer from diabetic neuropathy. Dr. Bill Releford is a pioneer in the field of regenerative medicine and the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. For more information, please call 310-412-0183.
Fungus is a commonly found organism that can easily grow anywhere with a bit of moisture. Therefore, when our feet are exposed to humid conditions, there is a good chance for development of fungus. Commonly foot fungus only develops on toenails or between the toes but may develop on other areas in few cases.