Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Are you dealing with muscle, tendon or ligament injuries? Are you looking for a way to treat these issues so you can get back on your feet? While rest, icing, elevation and medications can sometimes be great conservative methods for managing your symptoms and to promote healing, for those patients looking for a more efficient way to heal injuries it might be time to consider platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
Many athletes such as Tiger Woods have turned to PRP therapy to improve their acute and chronic injuries so that they can get back into the game faster. Despite the benefits of physical therapy and medications for treating musculoskeletal injuries, choosing PRP therapy could actually speed up the healing process.
What is PRP?
The blood is made up of a variety of different cells such as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Of course, it is mostly made up of plasma. Platelets are responsible for helping blood to clot, but they are also able to facilitate healing.
What does PRP therapy entail?
PRP is plasma that has a high concentration of platelets. In order to create PRP we will need to take a sample of your blood. Then, through centrifugation, the blood cells and the plasma are separated to create PRP. From there, the PRP preparation is then injected into the injured region to help facilitate more efficient healing. We use your own blood to treat your injuries so there is no risk of contamination or infection and very low risk of side effects.
What issues can be treated with PRP?
The only way to truly know whether you could benefit from PRP therapy is to come in for a consultation. This treatment can be effective for a host of different injuries and conditions but the only way to know is for us to perform a thorough evaluation. Common conditions that could benefit from PRP include:
- Tendon, muscle and ligament injuries
- Ankle sprains
- Chronic plantar fasciitis
- Post-surgical tissue healing
- Arthritis (feet and ankle)
Looking for Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy from Centennial Foot and Ankle Specialists?
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