Foot and ankle pain can keep you from doing not only the things you need to do, but want to do. Even simple tasks like walking become difficult. With issues such as a sprained foot, a problem with the Achilles tendon, a calf muscle strain, weak ankles or plantar fasciitis (heel pain) it is important to seek help as soon as possible. Whether this pain is from a recent injury or one that should have been addressed long ago, Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic can effectively heal the injury with platelet rich plasma injections in Sammamish. Treatment involves only one appointment. Join the more than 100 people who have experienced PCP therapy administered by Dr. Hall. A comprehensive analysis is currently in progress to examine PRP injections for joint arthritis.
The human body responds to injury with a healing cascade that occurs in 3 steps. The inflammatory phase is evident by swelling and redness and takes about 1 week. Collagen and scar tissue form in the wound for the subsequent 8-12 weeks. Damaged tissues are restored and scar tissue diminished during the last 6 months of the regeneration phase.
In an older injury that was not treated properly, the healing cascade is interrupted and complete restoration is not possible. Chronic pain ensues after this quiescent phase.
Platelet rich plasma restarts the healing cascade as it is introduced into the wounded tissue and leads to total reparation of the injury and welcome relief from pain.
Platelet rich plasma treatment begins with a vial of blood being drawn from the patient and then spun in a centrifuge to divide the platelet rich plasma from the whole blood. The damaged foot or ankle is deadened and PRP injected into the injury. To ensure complete healing, the foot and ankle are placed in a boot for roughly 4 weeks.
Call the professionals at Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic at (425)482-6663 for further information about platelet rich plasma injections in Sammamish or to schedule a personal consultation.