Consider platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy if you suffer a personal or sports injury. PRP can reduce swelling, ease pain, and promote healing. At KingsPoint Foot and Ankle Specialists, with two locations in Beverly Hills and Downtown Los Angeles, California, foot and ankle surgeon Benjamin Tehrani, DPM, DABPM, uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to treat various problems that affect the feet and ankles, including injuries, plantar fasciitis, and fractures. To make an appointment, call the nearest office or book online today.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a minimally invasive procedure that uses your body’s growth factors to reduce inflammation and encourage healing. During treatment, Dr. Tehrani creates a platelet-rich solution from your blood. Then, he injects it into a specific part of your foot and ankle, relieving pain and promoting recovery.
PRP is a relatively new treatment and hasn’t yet received FDA clearance for foot and ankle conditions. Even so, Dr. Tehrani regularly prescribes it, as PRP is safe, all-natural, and has already been approved for many other conditions.
At KingsPoint Foot and Ankle Specialists, Dr. Tehrani uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to treat various foot and ankle problems, including:
You might also benefit from platelet-rich plasma (PRP) if you suffer a personal injury. PRP can prevent the need for surgery and help you return to your favorite activities quicker.
If Dr. Tehrani determines that you can benefit from platelet-rich plasma, he draws a sample of your blood and puts it into a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates the growth factors (platelets) from the rest of your blood.
When the platelet-rich solution is ready, Dr. Tehrani transfers it to a syringe. Then, he administers a series of injections into your heel, foot, or ankle. When the PRP enters your body, it increases blood flow to the treatment site. That reduces inflammation, relieves pain, and encourages your body’s natural healing process.
The number of PRP treatments you need depends on various factors, including the problem treated and the severity of your symptoms. That said, Dr. Tehrani typically recommends between three and four PRP treatments every four weeks.* At each visit, Dr. Tehrani monitors your progress and makes adjustments as necessary.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is safe and usually well-tolerated. Since the solution comes from your own body, there’s no risk of infection or other side effects. What’s more, treatment is all-natural and minimally invasive, so there’s no downtime or recovery period. As soon as you leave the office, you can return to work and do other activities immediately.
To see if you’re a candidate for platelet-rich plasma (PRP), make an appointment at KingsPoint Foot and Ankle Specialists by calling the nearest office or booking online today.
*Individual results may vary.