The Benefits of PRP Therapy

PRP is “platelet-rich plasma”. Platelets are a specialized type of blood cell that are involved with injury healing. With PRP, a concentrated platelet solution is injected into the injured area to stimulate healing.
What types of injuries can PRP Therapy help?

Plantar Fasciitis - Muscle, Ligament and Tendon Strains

Tendinosis - Sprains and Tears to the ankle

 

How is PRP done?

Blood is drawn from the patient right here in our office. The blood is placed in a special centrifuge, where it is spun down. Platelets are separated from the red blood cells and are concentrated. The red blood cells are then discarded and the resulting platelets concentrate is used for treatment.

Is PRP painful?

Since the painful area is anesthetized prior to the injection, the actual injections may be just slightly uncomfortable.

What are the risks?

As with any procedure involving needles, there is a risk of infection, bleeding and nerve damage. These risks are rare.

What is the after-care?

Avoid using ice on the treated area and avoid anti-inflammatories such as Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, etc. Patients may take Tylenol for pain relief.

How often is PRP done?

After the first treatment, patients are seen for a follow up in 6-8 weeks. Usually only 1-3 treatments are necessary.

What is the success rate?

Most patients see significant improvement in symptoms, which eliminates the need for more aggressive treatment.

 
Does insurance cover PRP?

No.

 
How much does it cost?

$295.00 per treatment

Benefits of PRP Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Superiority of PRP treatment compared to steroid was reported in all studies. No complications.
 
Amniotic therapy and PRP treatment for chronic plantar fasciitis has been shown to work better than the gold standard, cortisone.
As a result, it may truly help patients achieve relief and avoid the need for surgery.
 
— Advanced Bio Medical Research 2016
Testimonial
"I have had heel pain for years. Treatments have included physical therapy, a night splint, steroid injections, walking boot and even surgery. My heel was still throbbing 24 hours per day without even touching the floor. Dr. Schweger suggested PRP injections. With the first injection, the throbbing lessened. With each subsequent injection, the pain has lessened and the throbbing has completely gone. I can now walk several miles a day at my job." 
— Richard B.

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