Recover from Your Damaged Tissues Fast with Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
People suffering from chronic musculoskeletal conditions can now get relief with platelet rich plasma injections. This is a relatively new kind of therapy, but it is already gaining popularity with many patients. This therapy can help treat ankle and foot injuries and one such condition is located in the arch of the foot where the ligaments are inflamed and torn. In this condition, you experience much stabling and sharp pain in your foot. In this condition, your heels also get a bit swollen. There is sharp pain when you first wake up and put your feet on the floor. But, after a few days, there is a reductions of swelling and the pain eventually subsides.
The inflammation and tear of tendons is another condition that people suffer from. It is on the back portion of the heel that people experience this condition. This is like the first condition where the patient experiences stabbing and sharp pain. The pain increases when walking, especially climbing stairs and the area remains sore. A nodule then appears after a while and the swelling and pain decreases. At the back of the heel, the nodule will slowly thicken. There will be a slow degeneration of the tendons. A person who has this injury will experience pain, swelling and redness in the heel. This will let the body send more blood to the area that is affected which causes stem cells to clean p the damaged tissue for initiating the process of healing. If you inject this with platelet rich plasma, the process of healing is hastened.
The growth factors like bioactive proteins contained in the platelets help to hasten the healing process. The role of these proteins is to heal and repair damaged tissues. The injection is directed to the place where the pain is, in the center of it. For patients suffering pain due to inflamed or torn tendons, the injections are done at the back portion of the heel. For those suffering from inflamed or torn ligaments in the foot arch, the injection is done inside half of the heel’s bottom. With the guide of ultrasound while inserting the injections the procedure is kept safe. In about a week, the patient will feel discomfort and pain in the affected area where the injection was applied. So, they are recommended to wear specially designed boots with lifted heels for about fifteen after after the injection.
There are positive results to platelet rich plasma injections in hastening the healing process in many patients despite its being relatively new. Laboratory investigations have shown that the there was great amounts of collagen production and stem cell growth within the patients. This means that they will recover fast. There is still room for growth for platelet rich plasma injections.