However, one doesn’t have to be a star athlete to benefit from PRP nor do they have to travel far to get it, said Dr. James, who practices with Premier Health Specialists. Premier Orthopedics offers the therapy to anyone in the Greater Dayton area who has sustained an injury that doesn’t seem to be healing with other standard of care medical treatments such as steroid injections, prescribed stretching routines and physical therapy.
“Achilles tendinopathy is a type of injury that would benefit from PRP,” Dr. James said. “People with this condition get large nodules on their heel and it is very painful. After they’ve tried all the general treatments — from anti-inflammatories to creams to stretching and physical therapy — the next option would be surgery. The PRP injections is something they could try in place of surgery.”
Dr. James said candidates for PRP injections can vary to include a young athlete who wants to speed up a recovery to get back into the game to older adults who are struggling with chronic pain secondary to arthritis or other problems where their cartilage or tendons are not healing properly.
For more information on platelet-rich plasma injections or to find a Premier Health Specialist healthcare provider near you, go online to www.premierhealthspecialists.com/ortho.
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