Repair Severe Foot Conditions Without Surgery
Sometimes, a foot condition doesn’t seem to heal or you are recommended to go for invasive surgery. Fortunately, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP Therapy for the foot and/or ankle provides a safe and effective alternative to surgery or a way to speed up the recovery process.
Various foot problems can be difficult to heal such as ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, and foot/ankle arthritis. Each of the problems will benefit from PRP Therapy because you can physically repair damaged tissue with this non-surgical treatment.
For example, in the case of foot/ankle arthritis, bone-on-bone friction within the joint occurs due to a lack of cartilage. Cartilage acts as a “shock absorber” to absorb friction during movement. Without cartilage, the bones bump and rub against each other causing pain, inflammation, and disability.
PRP Therapy is able to physically repair damage cartilage to provide you additional healthy cartilage and as such, you may be able to avoid joint replacement surgery. For more severe cases, we offer Stem Cell Therapy, which not only repairs cartilage but also adds new cartilage to the joint. During your initial consultation, we can discuss which option will work best for you.
Recover From Chronic Foot Injuries
In cases of injury like chronic ankle sprains and plantar fasciitis, PRP Therapy repairs damaged tissue accelerating the time of recovery or even making the recovery possible. For example, some people suffer with long-term plantar fasciitis. The reason this plantar fasciitis does not heal is often because their is a small tear in the plantar fascia band preventing healing. Anytime someone walks around the small tear gets worse or stays the same allowing zero room for healing. This is one reason why plantar fasciitis can lasts many months and be helped by conservative physical therapy.
PRP Therapy repairs the small tear by repairing the cell tissue damage. Once the small tear heals, the plantar fascia band will have a much easier time healing and people find that their case quickly resolves.
PRP Therapy is a natural treatment made from he platelets found in the patient’s own body. The platelets in PRP are derived through a simple blood sample and then formed into a dense platelet rich plasma containing a vast amount of growth factors. These growth factors are a powerful healing property within the body used every day to heal cells and tissue in the body. When applied to injury, they do an excellent job at healing tissue and as a result, much pain, inflammation, and immobility disappears.
It is possible to heal a severe foot injury non-surgically. Call (212) 268-8181 and schedule your consultation with me, Dr. Benjamin Bieber, M.D.