With big sports names like Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, Payton Manning, and even Kobe Bryant trying PRP injections, the therapy has garnered a lot of attention in the last several years. It’s a low-risk, minimally invasive procedure that, if it works, offers a quicker recovery from injuries. It’s not just for famous athletes, either. You may be wondering if this therapy would be right for your lower limb pain.
The treatment has been used quite successfully for stubborn, painful ankle tendonitis. Typically the treatment is reserved for patients who are not responding to other conservative remedies for their discomfort. The therapy seems to be most helpful for chronic or acute issues—such as long-lasting tendon pain or serious injuries that need an extra boost to recover.
This could be a reasonable option for your injury, especially if you’re struggling with a difficult case of Achilles tendinitis. The concentratedplatelets are pulled from your own blood, so there is no risk of a rejection or reaction to the material. The platelet-rich plasma is then directly injected into the location that needs it, providing extra “growth factors,” or proteins used for repairing and rebuilding tissues, to the damaged area.
Whether or not PRP injections will benefit your Achilles pain will largely depend on the nature of your injury and its severity. Our team can advise you about the possibility after we’ve had a chance to thoroughly evaluate your condition. If you’re struggling with stubborn tendon pain and you’re interested in this particular therapy, contact Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona for more information or an appointment. Call, fax, or use our online contact form to reach our two locations: for the Chandler location, call (480) 963-9000 and fax (480) 963-0375; for our office in Gilbert, call (480) 981-1800 and fax (480) 981-0229.
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