PRP/Stem Cell Injection

At our NYC foot clinic, our team of highly qualified foot doctors utilize advanced PRP/Stem Cell Injections to help repair your foot and ankle naturally. The Stem Cells will stimulate cellular proliferation, changing the environment in the foot/ankle from inflammatory to healing and regenerating, thereby resulting in pain relief and improved function. 

What is a Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Injection for the Foot or Ankle?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has higher levels of platelets, proteins and other substances than typical blood plasma does. PRP / Stem Cell Injection is a technique used to help the body heal injuries by injecting cells that aid in the recovery process. This may expedite recovery from certain injuries or conditions, reduce pain and allowing for muscles to move more smoothly.

How does it work?

These cells stimulate the body to produce more of the factors that are used in the healing process. These factors enable tissues to regenerate and repair themselves. It is similar to planting a seed in the ground versus planting a seed in fertilizer: your chances of having the seed grow are better with the proper nutrients, and it is the same with your body.

Treatment Options Using PRP / Stem Cell Injections

Minimally invasive or non-surgical foot or ankle pain treatment includes platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cell injection.

PRPs may be helpful for treatment for multiple feet and ankle joints, muscles, and tendons. Common conditions that a PRP injection could treat include:

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

The Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) / Stem Cell Injection Procedure for the Foot or Ankle

First, your foot doctor would collect a blood sample, then separate the parts of your blood sample via a centrifuge. Next, a PRP sample is created. This is then re-injected into the body at the site of the injury or pain.

Stem cells are harvested from bone marrow or fat tissue instead of blood and can be used to treat damage in cartilage, bone, and certain other types of skeletal tissue. This can be combined with the PRP sample.

Expected Outcome for PRP / Stem Cell Injections

For many of our patients, PRP injections offer significant relief from pain and other symptoms and ultimately eliminate the need for surgery or long-term medications. This treatment also expedites the healing process to have our patients return to their normal activities in a shorter amount of time!

Quick and Natural Healing For Your Foot/Ankle Injury

If a foot or ankle injury is affecting your day-to-day life, our experienced New York foot doctors can help! To find out more about how our PRP/Stem Cell injections can help promote quick and natural healing, contact our Midtown or Downtown NYC foot clinic at 917-398-3668 or book an appointment online.


Frequently Asked Questions

Answer: Although these therapies are very different from each other, they treat similar issues of pain and injury. They are commonly used in tendonitis, tendon and ligament strains and tears, arthritis, and inflammation.

Answer: This is a minimally invasive treatment which means you don't need to have surgery since the cells are simply injected. This greatly reduces the risk of infection.

Answer: All insurance plans are different so checking your individual coverage will be necessary however most commercial insurances do not readily cover these advanced therapies at this time.


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