Adult Stem Cell Therapy & Platelet Rich Plasma
Plantar fasciitis is a common and bothersome condition. Many people believe they have to just suffer through this chronic foot pain, but it can often be reversed with the proper regenerative treatment.
Most doctors still treat plantar fasciitis with cortisone injections, but this is just a “Band-Aid solution”– one that temporarily minimizes the pain but fails to addresses the root cause. At Bennett Orthopedics and Sportsmedicine in Sarasota, Florida, Dr. Bennett takes a much different approach. Dr. Bennett treats plantar fasciitis with regenerative PRP injections to help his patients achieve deep and long-lasting healing.
PRP Can Heal Chronic Plantar Fasciitis
Chronic plantar fasciitis is the result of inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament. This ligament runs from the heel bone toward the toes, and plantar fasciitis to cause extreme discomfort in that area.
Unlike the short-term relief offered by cortisone injections, platelet rich plasma (PRP) offers a new and exciting way to treat plantar fasciitis. PRP is a high concentration of blood platelets from your own body, suspended in plasma and ready for injection into the foot. Since blood platelets contain potent growth factors and proteins that trigger regenerative healing, PRP can be used to stop the inflammation causing plantar fasciitis and trigger natural healing processes.
Research shows that patients who receive a single, ultrasound-guided injection of PRP experience more dramatic and long-lasting results than patients who receive a single injection of standard methylprednisolone at the site of injury.
How to Start Your Own PRP Treatment For Plantar Fasciitis
Dr. Bennett stands apart in his approach to using PRP. During twelve years of using PRP to treat this and other orthopedic injuries, Dr. Bennett has developed his own unique level of precision and customization. Based on the exact nature of your plantar fasciitis injury and the tissue targeted for accelerated healing, Dr. Bennett will use any of several different types of PRP equipment to create a unique, customized concentration of your platelets that may or may not include white blood cells and/or stem cells. Once the PRP is prepared, Dr. Bennett uses ultrasound imaging to inject it back into the precise site of the injury, to trigger accelerated healing.
The best way to prevent the progression of plantar fasciitis is to receive at least two PRP treatments. Most patients experience pain relief within just a couple of days or weeks after their PRP treatment, but undergoing a second injection ensures that the entire injured area can sustain the ongoing healing needed to alleviate symptoms and to actually rejuvenate the injured tissue.
If chronic plantar fasciitis is restricting or distracting you in your daily activities, Dr. Bennett can help you restore your quality of life with PRP treatment. Call (941) 404-2703 to make an appointment and to benefit from his many years of excellent PRP results