Plantar Fasciitis PRP Therapy Silver Spring, MD
The Maryland doctors at Atlantis Medical Wellness Center understand the wear and tear an active lifestyle often has on the body. We specialize in offering custom therapy services that include assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries that are the result of playing sports, practicing yoga, and other physically demanding activities. One of our most common non-surgical treatments is plantar fasciitis PRP therapy Silver Spring, MD patients recommend. These treatments are safe, effective, and require very little downtime. If you are interested in PRP injections, please call our clinic today.
What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. The plantar fascia is a thick, weblike ligament that connects your heel to the front of your foot and acts as a shock absorber, and supports the arch of your foot. But over time, the wear and tear this ligament goes through can eventually cause damage and tearing to the ligament. This can cause the ligament to become inflamed, leading to heel pain and stiffness. This pain gradually develops.
The pain from plantar fasciitis can be sharp or dull. Many patients complain of an ache or burning on the bottom of their foot that extends from their heel. Typically, the pain is worse first thing in the morning or after the patient has been resting or sitting down for an extended period of time. Climbing stairs can also be painful and difficult.
While most patients do not feel the pain when they are engaged in any kind of prolonged activity, the pain appears once that activity has stopped.
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments
Traditional treatments for plantar fasciitis have been rest, icing, braces, and anti-inflammatory drugs. If those treatments fail to help, then the patient has been typically given painful corticosteroid shots injected directly into the area of the ligament that is damaged. However, many of our patients have found relief from the condition with PRP therapy Silver Spring, MD athletes turn to platelet rich plasma, or PRP, has been used by Maria Sharapova, Tiger Woods, LaRon Landry, and many other celebrity athletes who have credited PRP therapy for accelerating their recovery time.
Plasma is the liquid part of the blood, and within the plasma are platelets which are responsible for helping the blood to clot. Platelets also contain growth factors that allow injuries to heal. PRP injections consist of a concentrated amount of plasma that has been created from your own blood after being spun in a centrifuge. The plasma is carefully injected into the injured area, with the guidance of an ultrasound machine, where it stimulates the natural healing response.
PRP injections are typically done in a clinical exam room and take between 30 and 45 minutes. After the procedure you may return to your daily activities; however, your doctor might recommend that you restrain from excessive physical injury for a period of time.
Call Our Clinic Today
If you would like to learn more about the plantar fasciitis PRP therapy our Silver Spring, MD clinic offers, contact Atlantis Medical Wellness Center to schedule a consultation to learn more about this process and how it may help you.