Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an innovative healing solution that boasts impressive results. The foot and ankle specialists at Associated Podiatrists, P.C. in Novi, Michigan offer this nonsurgical therapy effective in addressing a range of medical conditions, from arthritis and joint pain to postsurgical recovery. Schedule your personal consultation online or call the office today to explore the benefits of PRP and regenerative medicine.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a regenerative medicine treatment that accelerates your body’s natural healing process. PRP uses your body’s own growth factors, taken from your blood, to help you recover faster from inflammation, injury, and irritation of the joints, muscles, and tendons.
Your blood is made up of liquid called plasma, white and red blood cells, and platelets. Platelets play a role in blood clotting, but they also contain growth proteins that are beneficial for boosting recovery and healing injuries.
To create PRP, your doctor draws a sample of your blood and concentrates the platelets in a centrifuge. They recombine these concentrated platelets with your blood plasma in a PRP solution that has 5-10 times the ratio of platelets than normal, and they re-inject the PRP into the treatment area.
The physicians at Associated Podiatrists, P.C. use PRP to treat a number of foot and ankle conditions, including:
PRP has also been used during surgery to assist in the healing of tissues. PRP is often a complement to other treatment methods and a great alternative to surgery. It’s been a popular choice among professional athletes for the treatment of sports injuries for years.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy requires no downtime, and you can typically return to your normal activities right away.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy can be used to treat acute injuries and a wide range of chronic medical conditions. Among its many benefits, PRP is:
Discover the many benefits of PRP and boost your healing using your own growth factors. Call or book an appointment online today.