Ankle & Foot Specialist of N.J.
Podiatrists & Podiatric Surgeons located in Hillsborough, South Plainfield, Middlesex, East Brunswick & Woodbridge, NJ
The team at Ankle & Foot Specialist of N.J., led by Pragnesh Patel, DPM, and Jyotsna Thapar, DPM, specializes in treating a variety of conditions using the latest therapies. At their offices in South Plainfield, Hillsborough, Middlesex, Woodbridge, and East Brunswick, New Jersey, the experienced doctors offer innovative PRP therapy to help you recover more efficiently from injuries and alleviate chronic pain. Treatment requires no surgery or downtime, and you can enjoy the results of your treatment for the long term. Learn more about the benefits of PRP therapy today by calling the office nearest you or by booking an appointment at Ankle & Foot Specialist of N.J. online.
What is PRP therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is made from substances found naturally in your blood. It contains essential growth factors that enhance the body’s healing process.
When PRP is injected into an area of injury, it can speed up your own healing mechanisms to not only resolve your pain and other symptoms but to improve your overall quality of life.
What conditions can be treated with PRP therapy?
The medical staff at Ankle & Foot Specialist of N.J. offers PRP injections as part of treatment for a wide variety of conditions. After a review of your medical history and your specific condition, they may recommend PRP as part of your therapy.
Conditions that can benefit from PRP injections include:
- Ligament tears
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Nonhealing fractures
- Posterior tibial tendonitis
PRP therapy may also be a treatment for nerve damage relating to neuropathy.
What can I expect during PRP therapy?
To access the vital growth factors in PRP, a staff member draws a sample of your blood. They use a centrifuge device to quickly spin the blood, separating the platelets and plasma from the other blood components. This produces a high concentration of PRP needed for therapy.
After preparing the PRP, your doctor injects it into specific areas of your body based on your condition, using ultrasound guidance to ensure the precise location of the injection. A topical anesthetic can be applied over the injection site before the PRP is injected to help keep you comfortable.
How long does it take to see the results of PRP therapy?
Following your treatment, you can return to your usual activities but should avoid using certain anti-inflammatory medications and ice therapy because they can interfere with your healing process.
It takes time for your body to heal after your injections, and many people begin to notice improved function and reduced pain within 3-4 weeks. As the area continues to heal from the inside out, your results continue to improve.
Depending on your condition, you may need follow-up injections to achieve the best outcome. Your Ankle & Foot Specialist of N.J. provider can monitor your healing progress after your initial therapy to determine if these additional treatments are necessary.
Find out if PRP therapy is the right treatment option for you by calling the office nearest you or by booking a consultation online now.
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