For acute and chronic pain in the ankle and foot, including arthritis, cartilage injuries, plantar fasciitis, osteochondral lesions and posterior tibial tendonitis, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a superior alternative to conventional treatments, including surgery.
The process begins by extracting an individual’s blood platelets through a small sample taken from bone marrow or fat tissues. With numerous growth factors and healing properties, the platelets are isolated in a centrifuge, and a small amount of plasma volume is injected into the area of pain or injury.
For torn ligaments or tendons in the foot and ankle, PRP therapy works to stimulate healing. In arthritic conditions, PRP treatments have proven to reduce inflammation and even reverse the degenerative process. For those facing invasive surgical procedures and lengthy recoveries, platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy provides a life-changing solution and the hope for complete healing.
STEM CELL TREATMENTS FOR ANKLE/FOOT PAIN RELIEF
Given their capability to facilitate the body’s natural healing mechanisms, enhance the recovery of damaged tissues, signal new blood vessel formation, and the regeneration of bone, stem cells contain rich blood platelets that attract growth factors to injured or damaged areas. In effect, stem cells have been utilized to treat ankle arthritis and instability, peroneal tendon tear or split, ligament sprains, sub-talar arthritis and instability, tarsal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, bunions, Achilles tendonitis, and other painful conditions of the ankle and foot.
Treatment begins by extracting a small sample of a patient’s blood. The blood is then spun at high speeds in a centrifuge machine, which separates the protein-rich stem cells from the rest of the blood.
Next, the stem cells are injected directly into the area of damage in the ankle or foot where they amplify healing. Since injured tendons receive very little blood, healing is notoriously slow. Thus, stem cell treatments provide an exceptional alternative for ankle and foot pain relief and injuries.
PLATELET RICH PLASMA INJECTIONS
PRP treatments have attracted the attention of many patients suffering from chronic and debilitating ankle and foot pain. Unlike steroids and traditional painkillers that only help to soothe pain temporarily, PRP therapy is a curative treatment that addresses the root of the problem for full and complete recovery and enhanced mobility.
For Dr. Daniel Moghadam, leader and founder of Modern Aesthetica in Santa Monica, PRP therapy is part of a commitment to provide life-changing solutions for patients that are suffering with pain and loss of mobility. Taking a personalized approach, Dr. Moghadam customizes treatment to work within the unique chemistry of each patient and their condition, with the goal of helping them feel better than ever before.
If you reside in Santa Monica or Los Angeles, and are experiencing ankle or foot pain, contact Dr. Daniel Moghadam at his state-of-the-art facility, Modern Aesthetica.