A platelet rich plasma injection can give relief to people suffering from chronic musculoskeletal conditions. This is a relatively new kind of therapy, but it is already gaining popularity with many patients. This therapy can help treat ankle and foot conditions including the inflammation and tear of ligaments located in the arch of the foot. People who are suffering from this condition experience much pain which is a kind of stabbing and sharp pain. In this condition, your heels also get a bit swollen. Early in the morning when you first wake up and put your feet on the floor, you will feel sharp pain. The pain and the swelling does not stay for long because after a few days the pain and the swelling will subside.
Many people suffer from the inflammation and tear of tendons. This occurs on the back portion of the heels. Similar to the condition described above, the patient here experiences stabbing and sharp pain. When walking, especially climbing stairs, the pain increases and the affected area remains sore. In a few days, pain and swelling will be reduced, but a nodule will appear. This nodule which appear on the back of the heel with thicken gradually. Your tendons will slowly degenerate. A person who has this injury will experience pain, swelling and redness in the heel. This will let the body send more blood to the area that is affected which causes stem cells to clean p the damaged tissue for initiating the process of healing. The process of healing is hastened by injecting platelet rich plasma into the affected area.
The reasons why these platelet are used for the healing process is due to the presence of growth factors like bioactive proteins. These proteins are very important in healing and repairing tissues that are damaged The center of the pain is where the doctor injects the treatment. If you are suffering from inflamed and torn tendons then you will be injected at the back potion of your heel. And for patient suffering from inflamed and torn ligaments in the food arch, the location of the injection inside half of the heel’s bottom. With the guide of ultrasound while inserting the injections the procedure is kept safe. Discomfort and pain will be felt by the patient in the area that was injected in about a week. They are then recommended to wear boots that are specially designed with lifted heels for about fifteen days after the injection.
This type of injection is relatively new but for those who have tried it, the results are very encouraging. Patients have experienced great amounts of collagen production and stem cell growth after the treatment. This means that they will recover fast. Plasma has so far had a very high rate of success. And more research are going on to improve its success rate.