What Is a Platelet Rich Plasma Injection? How Can It Help Heal My Foot Injury?

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What Is a Platelet Rich Plasma Injection? How Can It Help Heal My Foot Injury?

Platelet-rich Plasma are a safe and natural way to treat a variety of foot and ankle conditions. To Healthy Feet Podiatry is highly qualified and experienced in offering this advanced treatment option for our Downtown or Midtown Manhattan clients struggling with pain and loss of mobility due to unresolved injuries.

What is Platelet-rich Plasma

Plasma is the liquid portion of blood composed mostly of water and protein. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is produced by a patient’s own blood. It concentrates one component of blood, platelets, which are critical for blood clotting. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has higher levels of platelets, proteins, and other substances than typical blood plasma does. Injecting these cells into your injured foot or ankle can reduce pain and promote healing.

How Does it Work

Your doctor will collect a blood sample from you and separate the components of your sample with a centrifuge. The sample of highly concentrated platelets will be re-injected into the site of the injury or pain.

How Can it Help

These injected cells stimulate the body to produce higher levels of the factors used in the healing process. These factors support tissue regeneration and repair and accelerate recovery. PRP can be used to treat:

  • Sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Fasciosis
  • Tendinosis
  • Pulled muscles
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendon injuries
  • Ankle ligament injuries
  • Injuries or pain after foot or ankle surgery

Benefits and Cautions

There are many benefits to PRP:

  • Significant reduction of pain
  • Improved function 
  • Reduction of the need for anti-inflammatories, steroids, and opioids
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Faster recovery and healing times than surgery
  • Minimally invasive and non-surgical
  • Customizable
  • 100% natural

And because this therapy uses the patient's own blood sample, there are virtually no side effects.

Do not let chronic pain keep you from living your best life. If you wish to explore Platelet-rich Plasma as a treatment option for your foot or ankle injury, connect with our New York foot doctors in-office at our Times Square, Upper East Side, Grand Central, and Downtown Manhattan locations. Call our office or book online and see first-hand the benefits of PRP.


Q: How long does it last? 
A:Each patient will experience healing differently and longevity of treatment is determined by several factors. Typically, patients can expect to have relief for 6-9 months after the procedure. Our team can let you know what you can expect depending on your injury and treatment plan.

Q: Are PRP Injections painful?
Generally speaking, PRP injections are not painful. But depending on the site of treatment you may experience some discomfort at the time of injection and possibly some slight tenderness after.

Q: Is this safe?
Plasma-rich Platelet are very safe. Because the injection sample is harvested directly from the patients, this treatment is 100% natural and minimally invasive with a very low risk of infection.

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