Innovative Medicine


Innovative Medicine

Southwest Foot & Ankle, LLC is proud to treat patients through the application of innovative medicine, which involves using your own body tissue or donated tissue to heal injuries or disease. innovative medicine can be utilized to treat and reduce the symptoms of many different kinds of conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • Remy Laser Therapy
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Innovative Medicine

Remy Laser Therapy

Get Rid Of Foot Pain Without Drugs, Shots, Or Surgery
Remy Laser Therapy is an effective, painless treatment for all types of pain relief that has been cleared by the FDA and proven successful as evidenced by extensive and credible research studies conducted in our country’s finest institutions, including Harvard Medical School.

The laser is a dual-waved synchronized fully robotic Remy Laser. It uses specific wavelengths of light that have a strong anti-inflammatory, anti-edema effect on tissues that are exposed to the laser. As a result of the Remy Laser, the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles repair themselves faster.

In simple terms, laser energy kick-starts the healing process, thereby speeding recovery. So no matter if you have long standing pain from prior surgery, injury, arthritis, or you have a new injury our laser therapy has been proven to work.

Here is what you need to do now. Call our Renton or Silverdale office to set-up a consultation to see if Remy Laser Therapy is right for you.

Treats The Following Conditions

  • Heel pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Peripheral/diabetic neuropathy
  • Recent injury
  • Numbness/tingling

Benefits Of Laser Therapy

  • Non-surgical treatment
  • Pain free
  • Extremely safe
  • No known side effects
  • Rapid results
  • Speeds healing


Innovative Medicine

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet rich plasma or PRP is an “autologous blood therapy” that uses a patient’s own blood components to stimulate a healing response in damaged tissues. In response to an injury or tissue damage, your body naturally recruits platelets and white blood cells (WBCs) from the blood to initiate the healing response. Under normal conditions, platelets store numerous growth factors, which are released in response to signals from the injured tissue.

Modern technology allows us to concentrate platelets from your blood, and induce this growth factor release as we inject the solution directly into injured tissue, simulating this same healing response in a more powerful form. By enhancing the body’s natural healing capacity, the treatment may lead to reduction in pain and improved function.

Conditions Treated Using PRP

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Peroneal tendonitis
  • Ankle sprains/ligament injury
  • Achilles tendonitis or partial tears

What To Expect After PRP Injection

  • Achy soreness at site of injection
  • Soreness is a positive sign of healing
  • Soreness can last several days and gradually decreases

It is important that anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen (Advil), Naproxen (Aleve) and Aspirin be avoided following PRP treatments. These medications may block the effects of the intended healing response facilitated by the injection itself. It is acceptable to use over the counter pain medication such as Tylenol and in some cases, a prescribed analgesic, which does not have anti- inflammatory properties, to control discomfort as needed.

Pain management options will be discussed with you by the physician managing your treatment plan. You will be permitted to resume normal day to day activities and light exercise following injection. We suggest you avoid strenuous lifting or high level exercise for at least several days after injection.

PRP injections are not covered by insurance. Treatments are done with fluoroscopy or ultrasound guidance to make sure the injection is placed correctly.