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There are multiple injections currently that can help reduce inflammation heel tendons and muscle along with joints and other musculoskeletal issues.

These include not limited to vitamin B12 and Traumeel injections, PRP (platelet rich plasma)  injections, prolotherapy, hyaluronic acid, Peptide  BPC–157.

Intramuscular and intra-articular Botox, intra-articular growth hormone and stem cells.

There many therapies with regards too the “biogenic” type injection therapy. In this article we will concentrate on the PRP (Platelet rich plasma) injection/therapy.


What is PRP?


PRP stands for (platelet-rich plasma) therapy and is a highly effective solution for many common foot and ankle injuries.


  • Sprains

  • Arthritis

  • Fasciosis

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Ankle ligament injuries

  • Injuries or pain you experience after foot or ankle surgery


PRP treatments are an excellent alternative to surgery. However, treatments can be administered as supplemental treatments before and after surgery to speed the healing process if surgery is needed.

Why PRP?

Patients suffering from tendon, ligament, or soft tissue issues in the foot or ankle may benefit from PRP therapy. Podiatrists widely use PRP for the treatment of plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon, and ankle ligament injuries.

PRP is an innovative new technique that speeds the healing and recovery of injured, damaged, or diseased tissues in the body. And since PRP is made from your body’s plasma, it naturally boosts the body’s own healing process to resolve foot and ankle issues that have proved challenging to heal.

Sufferers of plantar fasciitis who have used cortisone injections may greatly benefit from PRP treatment. While cortisone injections reduce and mask symptoms, PRP injections enhance and stimulate healing.

What are PRP injections?

PRP uses your body’s plasma because it has more concentrated platelets than blood.

Your blood is composed of red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. Plasma is the liquid portion of blood that transports cells and contains a protein that catches platelets where a wound or injury has happened so that clotting can occur. Platelets restore the blood supply to an injured area and construct new connective tissue. Healthy blood contains about 93% red blood cells, 6% platelets. In comparison, PRP contains about 94% platelets, 5% red blood cells. It’s easy to see how injecting a concentrated PRP solution encourages the body’s natural healing process. And since PRP comes from your blood, you’ll likely have no problems with the treatment.

How is PRP Made?

We’ll take a small amount of your blood, concentrate it down into a PRP injection. The process is done onsite and generally takes about 15 minutes to prepare.

How does PRP Help?

PRP therapy activates the healing process and by stimulating an anti-inflammatory response in your body.

If you’ve had a foot or ankle injury, and traditional methods have not provided relief, PRP therapy may be the answer. It’s the perfect alternative to surgery to heal tissue and ligament issues naturally.

How long does it take to heal?

After PRP therapy, you’ll want to limit applying weight to the affected area for at least about a week. Your podiatrist may want you to use a removable walking boot, depending on your situation. Most patients find that they can return to their usual daily activities right away, but strenuous activities might need to be limited or avoided for a few weeks.

If you experience any localized soreness or discomfort after the procedure, we suggest taking an over-the-counter pain aid such as Tylenol.

Once recovered, you’ll likely no longer need medications or surgery.

Are there any side effects?

Because PRP is made from your own blood, side effects are highly unlikely.

If you are interested and would like to know more about PRP Therapy, contact us to schedule a consultation.

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