Are you suffering from a Muscle, Tendon or Ligament Injury that is hindering your active lifestyle? If so, Platelet Rich Plasma Injections may be the solution towards helping you recover from your injury faster, so you can return to your active lifestyle!

 

What are Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections?

            Platelet rich plasma injections are a new, up and coming treatment that utilizes your own blood platelets to stimulate the natural healing process and promote tissue regeneration for muscle, tendon or ligament injuries. The Platelet Cells in your blood contain important growth factors, which signal the body’s healing response mechanism to act at the site of injury. Unfortunately, our body’s response towards healing injured ligaments and tendons takes longer due to the poor blood supply to these areas. Therefore, this method of injecting high concentrations of platelet rich plasma into the site of your injury should theoretically, enhance the healing process.

 

Some Common Orthopedic Conditions or Injuries that PRP’s can be used for include:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis and Tendinosis
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Muscle Tears and Strains
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Joint Arthritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Knee MCL Tears

What are the Benefits of Using PRP Injections for Your Injury?

  • Far Less Expensive than Surgery
  • Uses Your Own Blood! So, there is No Risk of Rejecting the Treatment
  • Non-Invasive Surgery
  • No Stitches, Therefore, No Scars!

            PRP Injections are being used all over the world, including Professional Sports! Famous athletes from different sports, such as Golf, Football and Baseball attest to the benefits from using PRP Injections. Some Examples include NFL Athletes, Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu from the Pittsburgh Steelers, who gave credit to the PRP Injections that allowed them to recover from their injuries and play in the 2009 Super Bowl. Not Satisfied? How about Golf Phenomenon, Tiger Woods, who used PRP Injections to recover from a Knee Injury, which enabled him to play in all four Majors this past year. Athletes from professional baseball teams such as the Houston Astros, LA Clippers, and New York Mets have all had great success with PRP injections to recover from chronic, non-healing injuries in the shoulder and elbow joints.

PRP Injections are becoming increasingly popular amongst the sports medicine and orthopedic community, so if you are looking to try a new treatment option to return to your sport or active lifestyle as quickly as possible, then PRP Injections may just be for you!

 

Dr. Craig H. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS
Founder and Managing Partner of Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists
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