Chronic Non-Healing Wounds PRP Therapy Los Angeles
We get visits from patients every day dealing with a number for foot trauma issues. Some come in with complex ailments and others are slightly intrusive. With this in mind, we also commonly treat patients with chronic non-healing wounds that have not responded to any form of conservative treatments. Often times, pain in a patient’s foot is described horrible and is disrupting their daily routine. For these patients we can bring comfort to their feet again with platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy. This is an emerging therapeutic procedure in regenerative medicine that involves collecting blood from the patient to treat acute and chronic soft tissue injuries.
Foot pain is a common struggle amongst Americans, and it can stem from many causes.
Causes of Chronic Foot Pain
Pain in a patient’s foot can be due to a problem in any major or minor part of the foot. Everything from bones, ligaments and muscles to toenails, blood vessels and skin, all of these areas can present sources of chronic foot pain. Repetitive stress and traumatic injuries can be responsible for chronic pain and disability in many of our patients. However, to effectively treat someone for chronic foot pain, Dr. Jamshidinia first tries to narrow down the source of pain location as well as the causes such as:
- Ill-fitting shoes and high heels
- Poor posture
- High impact exercise
- Arthritis, Diabetes and other medical conditions
Chronic Non-Healing Wounds PRP Therapy
Regenerative medicine such as PRP therapy has become very popular with many professional athletes and celebrities, but it has since grown into something that is affordable for the common man. When altering footwear, use of orthotics, painkillers and icing the ailing regions have not shown any relief there is a need for something better. PRP therapy is a nonsurgical treatment used to relieve chronic foot pain by the means of stimulating regeneration of damaged connective tissues around the painful area.
PRP therapy uses the patient’s own blood to naturally heal the unresponsive wounds or injured foot tissues. Dr. Jamshidinia first collects a small amount of blood and purifies it in a centrifugal system to separate the platelets from the blood cells. After the PRP cells are separated, they are then injected into the areas immediately surrounding the non-healing wound. The injection then facilitates the process of regeneration and remodels the structure of the foot to alleviate pain, swelling and nerve damage.
PRP platelets work automatically at the site of pain to release growth factors which are of great importance in relieving the injured tissues. Starting from the first few hours after the injection, these platelets will start regenerating the defective tissues and slowly flourish into healthy, strong tissue within several days.
A recent study presented in the International Meeting on the use of Autologous Growth Factors in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine found that patients who received cortisone shots showed a 40% improvement, whereas when using PRP therapy patients demonstrated 75% improvement over a 12-month period.
Schedule PRP Therapy for Non-Healing Wounds with Dr. Jamshidinia
If you are currently dealing with chronic non-healing wounds that will not go away naturally on their own, then now may be the time to consider the top rated PRP therapy Los Angeles patients select over other remedies. Typically a patient will have experienced pain in their foot for a prolonged time period and have attempted conservative methods for relief. If you have tried everything else and still show no signs of relief then now is the time to contact our PRP therapy specialist. Contact our office and schedule a consultation to learn about your options to achieve relief for chronic non-healing wounds.