Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition of the foot in which the fascia (band of tissues) reaching from the heel to the toe becomes inflamed, as reported by WebMD. As such, the pain and inflammation could be from tiny tears within the tissues or as a result of overuse and overstretching. Even so, most report that plantar fasciitis is worse early in the morning, after sitting for a long time or following exercise. In any case, however, painful symptoms can linger for months, and can dramatically affect one’s quality of life.
Common treatments for plantar fasciitis include foot bracing, strapping and cortisone injections. Yet, a regenerative approach using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a viable alternative that heals the injury and provides long-term improvement and pain reduction.
The process of PRP Therapy involves taking a small sample of a patient’s blood and placing it in a centrifuge machine, where the blood is spun and separated into components. The concentrated plasma is then re-injected into the area of injury or pain, where it releases growth factors needed for tissue repair. What’s more, the growth factors signal the body’s production of growth cells, which aids in healing. Therefore, the use of PRP leverages a body’s own healing capabilities. In addition, the amount of PRP utilized can be adjusted based on the extent of injury and the needs of a patient.
While PRP Therapy is becoming more recognized as a viable alternative to pain medications and invasive surgery, patients must understand that precision counts. In other words, the effectiveness of PRP therapy requires a deep knowledge and understanding of human anatomy, as well as proper placement of the injection. For instance, if an ankle injury has contributed to a patient’s plantar fasciitis pain, it is important to treat the ankle injury as well as the foot pain. After all, the key is to establish healing and restore function, and a strong ankle is needed to support the foot.
Dr. Dehdari of Advanced Healing Institute is a highly respected and experienced radiologist, with a reputation for remarkable technique and precision. If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis or foot pain, call the Advanced Healing Institute to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dehdari today.
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