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PRP Therapy

As research and design continue their course to find a new and effective product for body pain. The new kid on the block is platelet rich plasma (PRP).

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Several high-elite professional athletes have used this treatment. It allows continuation of their sport while healing occurs at the pain site. An example is Tiger Woods. Dwight Howard, and Kobe Bryant to name a few.

Platelet rich plasma is treatment used to heal injuries which involves a well orchestrated and complex series of events where proteins in the blood called growth factors act as messengers, regulating the pain process. These increase amount and concentrations of growth factors and other proteins, will lead to enhanced healing of bone and soft tissue on a cellular level. PRP therapy introduces platelets in four to ten times the concentration normally found in blood to the site of an injury delivering a highly concentrated of healing proteins directly to the location. The areas we see injury in the foot and ankle are the plantar fascia, Achilles tendon, peroneal tendon, and ligament. Generally, these structures do not great blood flow and PRP increases recovery and initiates and generates new tissue.

PRPs can be helpful for treating a variety of health conditions, especially those related to your feet and ankle joints, muscles and tendons. Common conditions that a PRP injection may treat include:

  • Sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Fasciosis
  • Tendinosis
  • Pulled muscles
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendon injuries
  • Ankle ligament injuries
  • Injuries or pain you experience after foot or ankle surgery
Platelets are blood cells with several roles to play in the body. One is to promote blood clotting so that a person does not excessively bleed when they are cut. Another is to contain proteins in the blood that help wounds to heal. Researchers theorize that by injecting areas of inflammation or tissue damage with high concentrations of platelets, it can encourage wounds to heal. A small blood sample is taken from the person being treated and put into a centrifuge or other specialized device that spins at high speed. This process separates platelets from other blood components. The concentration of platelets is then injected into the area of the person’s body that needs to be treated.

Because PRP involves injecting a substance into the skin, there are potential side effects. PRP is autologous, which means it contains substances that come directly from your own body. This reduces the risks for an allergic reaction that can occur from injecting other medications, such as cortisone or hyaluronic acid. However, there are risks from the injection itself, including:

  • infection
  • nerve injuries
  • pain at the injection site
  • tissue damage
Unlike surgery, which is only completed as a response to an existing injury, PRP therapy can be utilized as a preventative therapy in areas most prone to injury based on each athlete’s physical activities. Regular PRP injections will allow the body to recover from injury before that damage has the opportunity to cause severe pain or limitation.

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Podiatry services are covered by most insurance plans. We understand the process of submitting your claim and have the expertise to ensure rapid submission of your claim. For most patients, the experience of having their medical treatments paid for by the insurance company is an effortless and smooth process.

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Foot And Ankle Treatments In Michigan

For our patient’s convenience, we offer our service for PRP therapy in Adrian, MIPRP therapy in Ann Arbor, MI, and PRP therapy in Jackson, MI locations. We have our own digital x-ray, MRI, Cat-scan, and ultrasound equipment at many of our podiatry clinics. Our on-site podiatric physical therapy clinics allow for constant communication between the physicians and physical therapists, ensuring the most effective therapy and successful recovery for our patients.

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