Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment
. Ankle ligament injuries
. Plantar Fasciitis
. Cartilage, ligament, and even bone injuries
What Are Platelets?
Who Is At Risk For Plantar Fasciitis?
Risk factors usually attributed to the development of plantar fasciitis stem from biomechanical, environmental, and anatomical variables. Individuals more most likely at risk include:
. Professional dancers
. Workers who perform manual labor
. People who are slightly overweight
. People who usually wear shoes without proper support
. People with high arches or flat feet
If you fit one of these risk profiles it is extra important that you pay attention to your feet and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Although this is a common condition it can be avoided with proper awareness of preventative care.
How Can I Treat Plantar Fasciitis?
Other than PRP, here are some basic remedies you can try on your own:
. Rest and recovery
. Change of routine
. Weight loss
. Stretching the inflamed area
If you can, try to be on your feet less frequently. This simple change might be enough to slowly reduce your inflammation. Although it may take several weeks, when combined with workout routines and stretching techniques you can experience real results.
However, combining these techniques with PRP treatment is the recommended method for treating Plantar Fasciitis.
How Do PRP Injections Work?
Is PRP An Effective Treatment?
Aside from the treatment of plantar fasciitis, general strength increase in tendons and an increase in cell count has been observed when treating Achilles tendon injuries. Additionally, calf muscle regeneration been observed when injuries were treated with PRP. These preliminary studies paved the way for PRP treatment to be approved for injuries to the body’s muscles, tendons, and ligaments
How Painful Are PRP Injections?
PRP injections are no more painful than any other shot or injections. If you have a sensitivity to needles, we can use an anesthetic to remove any discomfort you might experience. Please remember that PRP injections will not show instant results. You might need to wait up to a week to feel the results as your body ramps up it’s healing process.
The Recovery Period For PRP Injection Includes:
. Slight pain at the sight of injection for a few days
. Reduced mobility
. Staying off your feet to help your body naturally heal
. One week of rest before resuming normal daily routine
What Are The Side Effects Of PRP Treatment?
How Many PRP Injections Do I Need?
We have found that most of our patients require just one injection before they feel better, but in some cases, results increase with further injections. We generally recommend no more than 3 PRP treatments within a 6 month time frame. Because PRP will cause your healthy cells to regrow much quicker, you should start to feel better in just a week or two. This treatment coupled with a recommended physical therapy routine will drastically speed up your heeling and increase your overall results.
Schedule Your Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
The Golla Center for Podiatry has the top foot doctors in Pittsburgh ready to administer PRP injections and treat any of your orthopedic conditions ranging from sprains, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, ankle injuries, ligament or cartilage damage, and even any bone injuries you might have. All these issues can be very painful, so don’t hesitate to schedule your risk free consultation and stop dealing with unnecessary pain today!
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