Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a new treatment that can be used to heal some common foot and ankle conditions. PRP is the process of obtaining blood from a patient and then isolating a concentration of platelet cells. These platelets have growth factors that have been shown to help and exponentially speed up the healing process of chronic and acute injuries. Growth factors are chemicals that signal the body to initiate a healing response. This procedure can be done in our office with the use of a local anesthesia block, and takes approximately 30 minutes for the whole procedure. The hope is to stimulate and optimize your body's ability to heal the chronic conditions that you may have suffered from for an extended period of time and can also help active individuals return to sports and training faster than more conservative forms of treatment.