People with a chronic musculoskeletal condition can get relief from a platelet-rich injection of plasma. This method of therapy, while relatively recent, has gained prominence among the patients. Achilles tendinosis and plantar fasciosis are ankle and foot problems and are able to be managed by this treatment. The irritation and tear of the ligament found in the arch of the foot is plantar fasciitis or plantar fascia. Typically the pain induced by the irritation is slicing and painful. The heel appears to get a little bloated, in extreme conditions. The first acute discomfort is encountered in the morning as you put your foot in the dirt for the first time. However, for a substantial amount of time, maybe after two or three days, the swelling declines dramatically, and the discomfort subsides.Learn more about us at SKIN CLUB – Cosmetic Doctors Toorak – Toorak PRP Injections
Achilles tendonitis, on the other side, is the irritation and splitting of tendons. Typically it happens on the back of our foot. Related to plantar fasciosis, the patient sometimes experiences a slicing and intense pain in this state. The area affected remains painful, and the pain rises particularly when climbing stairs while walking. The swelling and discomfort drops for a long amount of time, and gives way to a nodule. The nodule typically starts on the bottom, then eventually thickens. The tendon eventually continues to degenerate; the disease is known as deterioration of the Achilles tendinosis. The typical signs of this chronic injury are discomfort, swelling and redness. In the infected region, the body continues to pump more blood, allowing stem cells to clean up the injured tissue and facilitate the healing phase. And the treatments of platelet-rich plasma are targeted at speeding up this healing phase.
The platelets are mostly used for the healing process as they contain growth factors such as bioactive proteins. These proteins play a key function in the cure and reconstruction of damaged tissue. The shot is aimed into the pain source. For those with Achilles tendinosis the injection position is back section of the foot. And for those with plantar fasciosis the injection site is the inner half of the bottom of the ankle. Some of the doctors want to play it safe by administering ultrasound-guided injections. In the infected region where the injection is being placed the pressure and pain lasts for around a week. Specially built walking boots with raised hills are suggested for the patients around 15 days after the date of injection.