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Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Mark A. Matey, DPM -  - Podiatrist

Florida Foot and Ankle

Mark A. Matey, DPM

Podiatrist located in Jacksonville, FL

When it comes to healing the human body, often the best solution is to tap the power from within through regenerative medicine. At Florida Foot and Ankle, Mark Matey, DPM, turns to regenerative medicine to help his patients heal more quickly from a host of foot and ankle conditions, from plantar fasciitis to a Morton’s neuroma.Dr Matey has utilized regenerative techniques ranging from PRP, autologous Stem Cell transfers, and placental tissue derived undifferentiated stem cells for many years. . Dr Matey has twenty years experience as a Musculoskeletal Sonographer , Regenerative Medicine relies heavily on proper needle placement and Dr Matey uses this modality in his practice everyday. . To explore the possibilities in regenerative medicine, call one of the three Florida locations in Jacksonville or Palm Coast, or use the online scheduling tool.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is an exciting and growing field of science that approaches healing and repair using the human body’s own powerful resources. The human body is a marvel that’s constantly regenerating itself on a cellular level — your skin cells regenerate every three or four weeks, for example.

But your body’s regenerative resources are finite and become less potent with age. Through regenerative medicine, Dr. Matey uses tissue-engineered products from amniotic and placental tissue that can recruit healthy cells and provide the extra support your body needs when dealing with damaged tissue.

The introduction of additional resources accomplishes several key things:

  • Reduces inflammation and swelling
  • Calls in additional resources through growth factors
  • Reduces pain

The ultimate goal of regenerative medicine is twofold: boosting your body’s natural ability to heal itself back to its original state and allowing your damaged tissue to return to healthy function.

What can regenerative medicine treat?

Dr. Matey uses regenerative medicine as part of his treatment plan to address damaged tissue and promote healing. This type of treatment is effective for:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel pain
  • Tendinitis 
  • Tendinosis
  • Joint pain in your foot and ankle
  • Muscle tears
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Arthritis in your foot or ankle

Dr. Matey turns to regenerative medicine whenever he feels that your body could use a healing boost that enables you to regain function as quickly as possible.

Is regenerative medicine safe?

The goal of regenerative medicine is to cut down on more invasive procedures that bypass your body’s defenses and create collateral damage. The grafts that Dr. Matey uses are screened extensively to ensure your safety. Besides which, as a natural resource, your body is more apt to accept the treatment, integrating the new cells into the fold to promote healing and regeneration.

Dr. Matey delivers the drug-free injections in his offices, so the treatments are minimally invasive and there’s no downtime afterward.

If you’d like to explore how regenerative medicine can help you, call one of the three Florida Foot and Ankle locations or use the online booking feature to set up an appointment.