Foot & Ankle

Regenerative Orthopedics, Aesthetics, Wellness Center & Weight Loss services offered in San Diego, CA
Foot & Ankle

Foot & Ankle services offered in San Diego, CA

Foot and ankle pain are often overlooked causes of poor health and disability. At Coastal Regenerative Orthopedics & Wellness Center in San Diego, California, board-certified orthopedic specialist Ronald Cohen, MD, and the team offer innovative treatments for foot and ankle pain without surgery. To learn more about new biological treatments from Regenexx, call the office or book your consultation online today.

Foot & Ankle Q&A

Why do I have foot or ankle pain? 

Foot and ankle pain have many causes, from sports injuries to systemic disease to regular wear-and-tear. These include:

  • Arthritis
  • Ankle instability
  • Peroneal tendon tear 
  • Ankle ligament tear
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions

Fortunately, most issues affecting the feet and ankles are treatable, usually without surgery. 

Are nonsurgical or surgical treatments better for foot and ankle pain?

The team at Coastal Regenerative Orthopedics & Wellness Center strongly believes that nonsurgical treatments are the most effective way to heal in many cases. 

Surgery, such as ankle arthroscopy, ankle fusion, and tendon grafts, involves complex and painful procedures with lengthy recovery periods and often, they’re not effective long-term. 

For these reasons, the team uses Regenexx, the most advanced injection-based procedures for foot or ankle pain. 

How does Regenexx work for foot and ankle pain?

Regenexx uses biological substances from your own body to help you heal. Instead of creating an unnatural solution, like ankle fusion that keeps your ankle from moving, Regenexx heals the damaged bone and tissue from the inside. There are two types of procedures:


Regenexx-SD involves harvesting a small amount of bone marrow from your hip. The body’s most powerful cells occur at high levels in this area. These cells can morph into any type of cell the body needs for healing and repair, even bone cells. 

While your body deploys these powerful cells to the site of foot or ankle damage, their levels decrease over time. After the initial rush of healing cells, you might experience a slow or incomplete healing process. 

Regenexx-SD harvests and concentrates the cells, and the team injects the potent formula around the site of your pain. 


Regenexx-SCP is a similar process to Regenexx-SD but instead uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) taken from your own blood. PRP contains huge numbers of blood platelets, which have enormous healing powers, especially for soft tissues.

This procedure places PRP precisely where you need it to power your body’s healing process. 

Regenexx can trigger natural healing to help you avoid surgery and end your miserable cycle of pain. Your provider can help you choose the right approach for you. 

For advanced, nonsurgical treatment of your foot or ankle pain, call Coastal Regenerative Orthopedics & Wellness Center or book your appointment online today.