It can be challenging to complete all your daily activities when you have pain in your foot or ankle. Walking even short distances is difficult. Your pain may be due to a strained calf muscle, plantar fasciitis, a sprained foot, weak ankles or issues with the Achilles tendon. Whether your injury happened recently or even if it occurred a long time ago, Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic can help. Join the ranks of Dr. Hall’s more than 100 patients who have benefitted from platelet rich plasma injections in Mercer Island. This innovative therapy can be applied in 1 session. Studies are currently being conducted to evaluate PRP treatment for other medical problems, such as joint arthritis, as well.
As an innate response to injury, the human body initiates a process called a healing cascade that emerges in 3 stages. The inflammatory phase is evident during the first week post-injury and is depicted by swelling and redness from blood coagulation. Scar tissue and collagen form at the wound site over the subsequent 8-12 weeks. The last stage involves the reduction of scar tissue and repair of tissues, which take about 6 months.
If a new or old injury is not treated properly, the healing cascade stops and total reparation is not possible. The result of this quiescent phase is long-lasting pain and an injury that never fully heals.
Introducing platelet rich plasma into the wound, rejuvenates the healing cascade once more as it enters the wounded tissue and causes not only restoration but welcome relief from constant pain.
PRP treatment begins with drawing blood. The vial of blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate platelet rich plasma from the whole blood. Damaged tissues are numbed and platelet rich plasma injected into the ankle or foot. To speed healing, the foot and ankle are placed in a boot for 4 weeks.
The staff at Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic will be happy to schedule an appointment for you when you call (425)482-6663. Experience relief with platelet rich plasma injections in Mercer Island.