PRP injections use your own blood to direct growth factors—proteins used in tissue repair—to the injured part of your lower limbs. These growth factors are contained in platelets, which also help in clotting. For PRP injections, some of your own blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to separate all the components. The layer packed with concentrated platelets is then re-injected into the painful area, providing plenty of growth factors to the spot that needs them.
This particular treatment is effective for a variety of painful problems, including wound healing and some sports injuries. Other issues, like chronic Achilles pain, seem to benefit as well. If you’re struggling with a condition that hasn’t responded to other conservative treatment, this may be an option for you. Contact Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona for more information or an appointment to see if this procedure could help you. Fill out the online contact form, call, or fax to reach us: for the Chandler office, call (480) 963-9000 and fax (480) 963-0375; for the Gilbert location, call (480) 981-1800 and fax (480) 981-0229.