Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy truly is the pain-relieving medical innovation that can assist and accelerate your body’s natural healing process and help you recover from a foot or ankle injury. Podiatrist Waldemar Majdanski, DPM, FACFAS, and the doctors of the Local Foot Doc provide this nonpharmaceutical and nonsurgical alternative to relieve your joint pain, help treat arthritis, and much more. For your convenience, Local Foot Doc has two offices in Brooklyn and locations in the Queens neighborhoods of Woodhaven, Forest Hills, and Astoria. Call to explore the multitude of benefits or book online today.
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a revolutionary treatment designed to boost your body’s natural healing process.
In your blood, you have a liquid called plasma and some small solid components — white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.
As well as assisting with blood clotting, the platelets also contain special growth factors that are beneficial for cell repair and cell regeneration and for improving your recovery, decreasing inflammation, acting as signals to assist your body’s immune system, and relieving pain.
Platelets also have cytokines that are responsible for almost every repair process in your body. Cytokines can attract stem cells that attach to your injured tissue to help blood coagulation.
Platelet-rich plasma is essentially plasma that contains more platelets than normal. Dr. Majdanski obtains the PRP through a centrifugation process that concentrates the growth factors so they’re five to 10 times richer than they normally are in your blood.
What does PRP treat?
Local Foot Doc provides PRP to treat a number of foot and ankle problems, such as:
- Sprained or swollen joints and joint pain
- Arthritis pain
- Injuries, such as ligament and muscle injuries from sports, work, or other
- Early partial tendon tears
PRP is often used in the medical field during surgery to assist with tissue healing.
How does PRP work?
Before drawing blood from a vein in your arm, Dr. Majdanski uses a mild anesthetic to numb your skin. He separates and concentrates the platelets with the centrifugal force in the centrifugation machine.
After the centrifugation process is complete, Dr. Majdanski mixes the concentrated platelets with your remaining blood before injecting the concentrated platelets into the injured or target area.
After your in-office PRP treatment, you can conveniently return to your day right away.
Why should I choose PRP?
PRP therapy provides many benefits, because:
- It doesn’t involve medications or invasive surgery that can pose unwanted side effects
- It’s typically a more affordable option
- It’s a convenient lunch-time in-office procedure usually completed in 30 minutes or less
- Its results last for several weeks or months
- Your body doesn’t reject your own blood, making it both effective and safe
For the best outcome, you might need multiple treatments.
PRP is highly effective for anyone with acute and chronic pain conditions and a popular choice for athletes and celebrities.
Whether you want to get back to work or back in the game, relieve your pain, recover from an injury, or help treat your chronic arthritis, PRP is a great solution and an excellent alternative to surgery for reducing joint pain. Call or book online today.