PRP

Kalmar Family Podiatry

Podiatry & Podiatric Surgeons located in Huntington, NY

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) uses your body’s own blood platelets to treat chronic pain along with regenerating and repairing your ligaments and tendons. The experts at Kalmar Family Podiatry in Huntington, New York, provide this state-of-the-art regenerative therapy to help speed up your healing time, reduce inflammation, and reduce scar tissue. To inquire more about how PRP therapy can work for you, call the office or book your appointment online today.

PRP Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

PRP is a form of regenerative therapy using your own blood plasma to promote healing and reduce pain in your muscles, tendons, or ligaments. Roughly 80% of patients at Kalmar Family Podiatry report feeling relief and less pain within the first few weeks following their treatment.

PRP can help improve any of the following conditions.

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Ankle sprains
  • Cartilage and joint capsule tears
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Peroneal tendonitis

If you suffer from any of the above conditions and receive PRP therapy, you’ll be able to experience the following benefits.

  • Reduction in pain
  • Limitation of scar tissue formation
  • Improve your range of motion
  • Decrease osteoarthritis symptoms
  • Stimulate the formation of new cartilage
  • Improve your flexibility

PRP helps stimulate your blood flow to your injured tissue helping it heal faster. Additionally, the PRP used comes from your own body, so the injections carry little to no risk.

What can I expect during my PRP treatment?

One of the expert team members at Kalmar Family Podiatry begin by taking a small sample of blood from your arm. It’s then spun at a high velocity in a centrifuge where your blood is separated into its individual components. The platelets in your blood secrete specialized growth factors and bioactive proteins essential to facilitate tissue repair and wound healing.

After combining the platelets with your blood plasma, your podiatrist injects the PRP into the treatment site. If need be, they can use a numbing cream at the injection site to ensure your comfort during the procedure.

What can I expect after PRP therapy treatment?

Your PRP therapy treatment is relatively fast, lasting between 15-30 minutes from start to finish. While side effects are rare, you may feel some minor swelling and soreness at the injection site for a few days. The team recommends you not engage in strenuous activity for at least three days after treatment.

Are you tired of the chronic pain in your tendons, ligaments, and joints? If so, PRP therapy can help repair your damaged tissue and eliminate your pain. Call Kalmar Family Podiatry today or book your appointment online.