Do the first few steps out of bed cause extreme pain in the bottom of your foot? You may have plantar fasciitis. Affecting nearly 2 million patients each year, plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of pain in the bottom of the foot. OPTIMAL offers PRP injections for plantar fasciitis to patients living in the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth communities. Our team of double-board certified pain management and anesthesiologist physicians are on the forefront of regenerative medicine, offering PRP injections to patients in the Dallas, Arlington and Ft. Worth areas.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis happens when the strong band of tissue that supports the arch of the foot, known as the plantar fascia, becomes irritated and inflamed. The plantar fascia is a long, thin ligament that lies directly beneath the skin at the bottom of the foot. This ligament connects the heel to the front of the foot.
The plantar fascia is designed to absorb high stresses and strains that the feet endure throughout the day. When there is too much pressure, it can cause strains and tears to the tissue. When this happens, the area becomes inflamed resulting in heel pain and stiffness on the bottom of the foot.
What are Platelet Rich Plasma Injections?
PRP blood injections are an innovative treatment that merges modern technology with the body’s natural abilities for accelerated healing of a variety of conditions. Professional athletes have been using PRP as a non-surgical treatment alternative for years and now collegiate athletes and weekend warriors have begun to follow suit.
One of the four main components of a human’s blood are platelets. Platelets initiate tissue repair by releasing growth factors. These growth factors are a naturally occurring substance capable of stimulating cellular growth, proliferation, healing and cellular differentiation of chronic tendon injuries, acute ligament and muscle injuries.