Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

How can PRP Therapy help me?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a proven method for those with injuries of the foot and ankle and has proven highly effective. Many professional athletes are already utilizing PRP regularly to aid in muscle injury and expedite healing of surgical wounds.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and how does PRP work?

Platelet Rich Plasma is found in our blood stream as a concentrated source of autologous platelets and an essential component of our body’s tissue composition. A small blood vial of blood is drawn from the patient and spun in a centrifuge until the PRP becomes isolated from the rest of the blood and visibly separates. The PRP is then taken and injected at the site of injury or concern.

Why Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment or PRP Therapy could be right for you:

Hearing that celebrities and athletes are using PRP therapy may be all some need to hear to hop on the bandwagon that is Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment. The actual reason for use should be that is works.

Here are some truly convincing reasons why PRP may be right for your foot or ankle treatment:

  • PRP starts working quickly The entire PRP treatment takes less than an hour. From the time the patient enters the office, the blood draw, the centrifuge spin to the injection. A topical anesthetic is applied to ease any discomfort and prepare the patient. The actual injection time takes about 20 minutes.
  • PRP has a high success rate About 85% of patients report improvement after Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. With the slight possibility of some additional discomfort for a few days following the injection, PRP is lauded for its long term success and permanent pain relief.
  • PRP is natural Mimicking the body’s natural healing response, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy gets that PRP to the area of concern a little faster than your body would on its own.

Although you are in a Doctor’s office, this is a completely natural procedure, just speeds up nature itself. Depending on the severity of the injury or area of concern, one treatment may suffice and offer significant results. Some patients revisit the office for additional PRP injections about three weeks out and up to six months out. Looking for a place to undergo Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in California? Visit Silicon Valley Podiatry Group for a consultation and have all of your questions answered!