How PRP May Help with Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is a form of heel pain that makes it difficult to walk. The sharp, stabbing burn also has an impact on your quality of life and your ability to get up and get going every single day.
There are a variety of special over-the-counter braces that supposedly help patients manage this condition. Patients also often turn to over-the-counter or prescription pain medications to manage the pain.
Safe, Non-Surgical, and Cost-Effective
Permanent relief, however, often requires the help of a specialist. Many doctors will recommend plantar fascia release surgery, but surgery isn’t always the answer. It’s expensive, high-risk, takes time to recover from, and doesn’t always work. Indeed, a small percentage of patients actually experience more pain after surgery is complete. You can read about one of these unfortunate cases by visiting this link.
Platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) offers a low-risk, low-cost alternative to surgery with the potential for permanent relief of your condition. It has been recommended by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, though many doctors remain uneducated about either the therapy or its benefits.
The therapy works because we use your own platelets to stimulate and improve upon your body’s own natural healing processes. We will deliver a highly concentrated dose of platelets directly to the plantar fascia. The high concentration and direct delivery to the affected area allows your body to become super-efficient at repairing the plantar fascia ligament, easing strain. Many patients become pain-free after just three to five injections, and find their condition does not return.
PRP is even more effective and risk-free when you visit our office. We use x-ray guidance to insert the needle directly into the affected area with pinpoint precision. This ensures your growth factors all go directly to the affected area! We also reduce the risk of needle injuries. Most patients report a little bit of soreness, but no great pain.
Contact Us for Help
PRP is a proven therapy that’s been around for almost four decades, and almost anyone suffering from plantar fasciitis can take advantage of it. Contact Dr. Jason Attaman’s office today to find out if you’d be a good candidate for this safe, effective therapy.