Not only is an ankle or foot injury uncomfortable, it is also problematic. Walking anywhere is painful. A result of a recent accident or fall or from one years ago have the same outcome. Frequent pain in the foot or ankle may be from a foot sprain, ligament tear, strained calf, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis or weak ankles. Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic can permanently mend your injury with platelet rich plasma injections in Mountlake Terrace in one visit. More than 100 of Dr. Hall’s patients have experienced healing with this innovative treatment. Studies are currently underway to utilize PRP therapy for joint arthritis.
When the body is damaged in some way, a healing cascade ensues. Wounded tissues are effectually healed in 3 steps. For the first week after an injury, the tissues draw blood to the area so it appears red and swollen. This is called the inflammatory phase. The next 2-3 months comprise the formation of scar tissue and collagen. Regeneration or reparation take place during the last 6 months as the tissues are repaired and scar tissue diminishes.
When an injury is not treated quickly, the healing cascade is interrupted and completely stopped. The institution of the quiescent phase leads to continuing pain and an injury that never mends.
The healing cascade begins again with the injection of platelet rich plasma, resuming with the inflammatory phase. The result is complete healing.
PRP therapy is a 3-step process, as well. The vial of blood drawn from your arm is rotated in a centrifuge which splits platelet rich plasma from whole blood. The foot or ankle is deadened and PRP injected into the damaged tissue. Your foot and ankle are restrained in a boot for 4 weeks to boost the repair process.
Find out more about platelet rich plasma injections in Mountlake Terrace for your injured ankle or foot and call for an appointment by phoning Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic at (425)482-6663.