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Platelet Rich Plasma Injections for Faster Healing

A platelet rich plasma injection can give relief to people suffering from chronic musculoskeletal conditions. This kind of therapy is already gaining popularity with many patients though it is a relatively new kind of therapy. 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. You heels will get a bit swollen with this condition. There is sharp pain when you first wake up and put your feet on the floor. The pain and the swelling does not stay for long because after a few days the pain and the swelling will subside.

The inflammation and tear of tendons is another condition that people suffer from. It is on the back portion of the heel that people experience this condition. 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. And, the tendon starts to degenerate. The common indications of this repetitive injury are pain, swelling, and redness. The response of the body is to send more blood in the affected area which causes the stem cells to clean up the damaged tissues to initiate 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. The role of these proteins is to heal and repair damaged tissues. The center of the pain is where the doctor injects the treatment. Injections are done at the back portion of the heel for patients suffering pain due to inflamed or torn tendons. If you are suffering from inflamed or torn ligaments in the arch of your foot, then you will be injected inside half of your heel’s bottom. Most doctors are careful to keep the procedure safe and what they do is to insert injections that are guided by ultrasound. 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.

There are positive results to platelet rich plasma injections in hastening the healing process in many patients despite its being relatively new. Patients have experienced great amounts of collagen production and stem cell growth after the treatment. This means that they will recover fast. There is still room for growth for platelet rich plasma injections.

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