Regenerative Medicine

Eugene Pascarella
Dr. Eugene Pascarella, with a desire to help people, began Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida in July 1984.

Did you know that when starfish lose a limb, they can actually grow one back! While regenerative medicine can’t quite replace a limb (yet!), it can accelerate the healing of one that’s injured. In fact, advances in this area of medicine have proven to be useful in not only boosting the body’s natural ability to heal, but also reducing pain and inflammation, allowing for a much more pleasant and fast recovery. It can help manage the symptoms of diseases and conditions as well. Whether you’ve had a surgical procedure, sustained a sports injury, or have a condition with symptoms negatively impacting your life, regenerative medicine could very well be the solution for you to regain the life you love, and live it without pain.

Rejuvenate. Replace. Regenerate.

There are three interrelated parts to this branch of medicine. Rejuvenation has to do with enhancing the natural healing process by activating cells and boosting circulation so blood can bring healing nutrients to the area faster. Replacement entails using healthy cells to replace damaged ones, like in the case of transplants. Regeneration is the process of using certain cells with attributes that stimulate regrowth and repair of others. Some treatment methods may involve injectable concentrations of these cells, while others use lasers to encourage a cellular reaction within your body. One such approach is MLS Laser therapy.

Restore and Recover!

Unlike other lasers that use a single beam of light -- like those used to eradicate fungal nails, for instance -- MLS, or Multi-Wave Locked System, uses several wavelengths of light that all work together to perform multiple tasks.  The combination of laser beams penetrates the skin painlessly at the site of injury, and upon reaching the damaged tissues below, simultaneously block pain, reduce swelling, increase blood flow, stimulate the damaged cells to restore themselves, all encouraging the acceleration of your body’s natural healing process. The result is faster recovery and restoration of your quality of life. The list of conditions with which MLS therapy can help is long, too. From arthritis, nerve, and heel pain, to diabetic wounds, fractures, and tendon tears, MLS laser therapy can get you healed and happy fast! (Probably even faster than that starfish gets his limb back!)

Relief is Not Far Away

The good news is you don’t have to travel far to get this state-of-the-art, non-invasive treatment option – both our Altamonte Springs and Sandlake locations offer MLS laser therapy! So, if you have foot or ankle pain of any kind, if you have just undergone a surgery, or have injured yourself in some way, call us and ask about this safe and effective form of regenerative medicine.

You can find out if this innovative treatment can help you by making an appointment today. Just call 407-339-7759 or dial 352-589-9550 (if calling from Lake County). You can also reach us by using our convenient online contact form. The sooner you start your MLS sessions, the sooner you can jump start your return to a pain-free, healthy, and active life!