What Conditions Are Treated With PRP?

According to current research studies, PRP is most effective in the treatment of chronic tendon injuries, such as chronic Achilles tendonitis. Much of the publicity PRP therapy has received has been about the treatment of acute sports injuries, such as ligament and muscle injuries. PRP has been used to treat professional athletes with common sports injuries.

In our practice, we commonly use PRP in the treatment of:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Tendon injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Ankle ligament injuries

The risks associated with PRP are minimal. There may be increased pain at the injection site, but the incidence of other problems—infection, tissue damage, and nerve injuries—appears to be no different from that associated with cortisone injections.

Eric Harmelin, DPM
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Experienced Amputation Prevention Specialist and Podiatrist in Annapolis, Stevensville, and Glen Burnie, MD.