There is quite a buzz right now about PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and Stem Cell Therapy for all sorts of medical conditions. At the Washington Heel Pain Center we have been using both types of therapies for years. We have found certain foot and ankle conditions respond well to these therapies including Plantar Fascitiis, Achilles Tendonitis, Arthritis of the foot and ankle and a few other Tendinopathies. Most conditions require more than one injection.
It is important to realize that doctors are popping up all over that are now offering these modalities. I find it to be extremely important to see a physician that specializes in the area you want treated with PRP or stem cell therapy because they have the knowledge of that region. A physician specializing in the pathologic area has a much better appreciation of other therapies to include, how the pathology started, other options available and will have treated that area with PRP or stem cells. PRP and stem cells are not magic and there is science behind why they work but they are not a fix all for everything. It is vital to find an experienced doctor to approach your condition. If you have foot or ankle pain and would like to be evaluated for PRP or stem cell therapy give us a call at 425-880-9552 or contact us online.