Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
PRP injections are used to treat torn tendons, tendinitis, muscle injuries, arthritis-related pain, and joint injuries.
You may have heard about athletes getting platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to help heal an injury. These shots, which are prepared from your own blood, are increasingly being used to treat sports injuries and to help wounds heal after surgery.
Plasma is the liquid part of your blood that’s mostly made of water and protein. It lets red and white blood cells and platelets move through your bloodstream. Platelets are a type of blood cell that makes your blood clot. They also play a role in healing.
Clinical studies show promising results with the use of PRP in Ankle and Foot care for decreasing pain, improving function, increasing activity and decreasing recovery time.
PRP is as effective as Steroid injection at achieving symptom relief at 3 and 6 months after injection, for the treatment of plantar fasciitis, but unlike Steroid, its effect does not wear off with time. At 12 months, PRP is significantly more effective than Steroid, making it better and more durable than cortisone injection.
Considering the long-term effectiveness of PRP, many doctors are now recommending the use of PRP as the preferred treatment for plantar fasciitis.