Centreville Foot & Ankle Clinic -  - Podiatrist

James M. Hurst, DPM

Podiatrist located in Centreville, VA

Stem Cell Injection Specialist

If you have tried every possible solution for foot, toe, or ankle pain relief and haven’t had success, you still have an option. Expert podiatrist James M. Hurst, DPM, provides AmnioFix® injections to patients of Centreville Foot & Ankle Clinic in Centreville, Virginia. These stem cell injection treatments are ideal for helping you recover from foot and ankle injuries — and for relieving pain.

Stem Cell Injection Q&A

How do stem cell injections work?

AmnioFix injections are made from dehydrated and purified amniotic tissue donated by healthy women who have to go through a cesarean section. This tissue is full of specialized cells from placental tissue that are rich in human growth factors.

These growth factors are responsible for healing soft tissue damage, such as when you tear a tendon or ligament. So naturally, they’re something you want more of after having an injury. As these growth factors go to work, they’ll enhance your healing process by:

  • Regenerating damaged tissue
  • Reducing scar tissue formation
  • Minimizing inflammation

Your pain will gradually diminish, since your body will actually be healing itself.

What types of injuries can stem cell injections help with?

As a leading podiatrist, Dr. Hurst is an expert at determining when an AmnioFix injection can benefit you. He might recommend this treatment if you have:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Muscle tears
  • Torn or ruptured tendons
  • Torn or ruptured ligaments

Will I need more than one stem cell injection?

Possibly. It will probably take several weeks for your injury to heal — or at least for you to have noticeable improvement — after getting your AmnioFix shot. Dr. Hurst will schedule a follow-up appointment a few weeks after your injection to monitor your progress. If you’re not progressing as planned, or if you’re still in severe pain, he might recommend getting another injection, or having the injection done in a nearby spot.

Are the injections painful?

Getting any type of shot can be a little painful. While you will probably feel a little stinging when you get your AmnioFix shot, the minimal discomfort only lasts a few seconds. Plus, if you’re getting it in a highly sensitive area, Dr. Hurst can apply a topical numbing cream beforehand — or apply ice for a few minutes — so that you skin is numb before getting your shot.

But don’t spend too much time stressing about this brief procedure. Instead, think about how much better you’ll start feeling afterward.


We accept the majority of health insurance plans. Please call our office if you do not see yours listed or have any other questions.

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Words from our patients

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    "Great experience I went to his office feeling too much pain . Left with no pain ."

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    "Personable doctor, appointment was on time and procedure was quick. Would recommend to friends."

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    "Excellent experience overall. Friendly and welcoming staff. Professional, knowledgeable and skilled doctor."

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    "Dr. Hurst is terrific. He was so patient with all of my questions. His staff is wonderful as well. I would highly recommend him to anybody looking for a podiatrist."

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    "Dr Hurst was very professional and straight to the point. He explained everything very well and did a great job. "

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    "I've been to many foot and arthritis doctors over the years... I'd recommend Dr Hurst for foot ailments without hesitation."

    Mark K.
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    "Dr. Hurst is excellent and very knowledgeable. I saw him for a few months time for a foot procedure and he did a great job."

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    "Very professional practice ...r. Hurst himself is down to earth , knowledgeable and caring . I think he is the best podiatrist I have ever encountered"

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    "Awesome staff and caring Doctor. Was referred by a friend, I live 40 miles away and didn't want to travel that far, but so glad I did."

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Centreville Foot & Ankle Clinic
5729 Centre Square Dr.
Centreville, VA 20120
Phone: 703-830-3338
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James Hurst, DPM
5729 Centre Square Dr.
Centreville, VA 20120