Moving around with a foot or ankle injury is not a pleasant experience and the constant pain can keep you from daily tasks. You may be suffering from frail ankles, a pulled calf muscle, Achilles tendon difficulties, a ripped ligament, sprained foot or plantar fasciitis. Whether the damage is occurred recently or is a chronic condition, swift treatment is the best decision for a thorough recovery. Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic is now treating this kind of injury with platelet rich plasma injections in Kirkland in a single appointment, saving you expense and time. Dr. Hall has treated over 100 individuals with this specialized therapy and is now learning more about its potential use on joint arthritis.
A healing cascade takes place when the body is injured. This inherent process preserves damaged tissues in a certain arrangement. At first, the injury reddens and swells due to blood coagulation in the damaged tissues. This inflammatory phase lasts for about 7 days. For the next 8-12 weeks, collagen and scar tissue develop. The final 6 months of the healing cascade restore damaged tissues and decrease scar tissue build-up.
If an injury is not treated immediately, the healing cascade stops the healing process. This quiescent phase is the termination of the reparation of the injury. Persistent pain and a wound that never actually heals are the unfortunate results.
Instilling platelet rich plasma into the tissues revives the healing cascade with the inflammatory phase. The process can now advance and totally reinstate damaged tissue.
PRP treatment is a simple procedure. Blood is taken from the arm into a vial and then placed in a centrifuge which quickly spins to separate platelet rich plasma from whole blood. An anesthetic is applied to the injured ankle or foot and PRP injected right into the injury. To maximize every opportunity for healing, a 4-week stretch in a boot is necessary.
Arrange your appointment for platelet rich plasma injections in Kirkland for your wounded ankle or foot. Call the experienced team at Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic at (425)482-6663 for welcome pain relief and healing.