Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets to help stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue. This cutting-edge therapeutic approach is just one of the advanced techniques offered at Annapolis Foot & Ankle Center. Our podiatrist and foot surgeon has utilized platelet-rich plasma as part of treatment for such podiatric disorders as nerve injury, tendinitis, osteoarthritis, bone repair and regeneration, diabetic foot care, neuropathy, and more.
Conditions That Can Be Treated With PRP
Many types of injuries can benefit from a platelet-rich plasma infusion. We often use the therapy to treat the following:
- Joint injury
- Muscle injury
- Torn ligaments or tendons
- Cartilage degeneration
PRP treatment is a sort of cocktail of many beneficial proteins that aid repair and regeneration in tissues such as tendons and bone. It involves cutting-edge technology with the body's natural ability to heal. Platelets have been found to release healing growth factors into the bloodstream. PRP proteins also work to reduce inflammation and ease pain.