Norshae Robinson, DPM, DABPM, FACPM
Board Certified Podiatrist & Foot & Ankle Surgeon located in Jacksonville, FL
Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, is a safe and effective treatment that uses the body's ability to heal itself naturally. PRP Is a great option for foot or ankle injuries, inflammation, or degeneration when traditional treatment methods have failed. This non-surgical approach is typically less aggressive and more cost-effective than surgery. The procedure uses your bodies own platelets and growth factors in a concentrated form to heal damaged tissue with little to no scarring and reduce further tissue degeneration of the affected area.
Contact us at Meridian Podiatry to schedule your consultation with Norshae Robinson, DPM, DABPM, FACPM and finally get back to your life.
PRP Platelet Rich Plasma
What is PRP?
PRP, or platelet rich plasma, is a medical procedure that involves extracting blood from a patient and spinning it in a centrifuge to increase the concentration of platelets and growth factors. The concentrated plasma is then injected back into the site of injury or damage, prompting the body to repair and regenerate the affected area, as well as increase range of motion, flexibility, and strength. This innovative treatment has been shown to be effective in treating various musculoskeletal injuries and increasing the bodys healing potential.
What is PRP used for?
PRP is used to treat conditions such as:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Joint Pain
- Joint Stiffness
- Big toe joint pain
- Heel Pain
- Mortons Neuroma
- Slowly healing trauma, wounds or surgeries of all types
The risk associated with using PRP injections as a treatment is minimal, as the patient is injected with their own blood. This eliminates the risk of rejection or contracting a disease from someone else's blood
How is PRP administered?
Once your blood is drawn and processed in the centrifuge, the enriched PRP fluid is injected into the affected tissue using ultrasound to guide the placement. Local anesthesia is administered during the procedure to minimize discomfort. After the injection, patients are advised to rest for a few days and may take tylenol for any additional discomfort after the procedure.
Is PRP the same as a cortisone injection?
Studies have shown that cortisone injections weakens tissue, Although they offer temporary relief and reduce inflammation, doctors can only administer them a few times in one area due to their tissue-weakening effects. Cortisone injections are not a long-term solution for healing whereas PRP is.
PRP is a great treatment options for foot or ankle injuries, inflammation, or degeneration that hasn't responded to traditional treatments. This procedure is less invasive and less costly than surgery, promoting tissue healing with minimal scarring and reduces tissue degeneration and pain.
Contact us at Meridian Podiatry to see if PRP is the right treatment solution for you.
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