I had a platelet injection. Plantar Fasciitis very rarely bothers me anymore.

by Cristy
(North Carolina)

I was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis many years ago. My pain was so severe after working a full day, that at times, I would have to crawl to my bed.

My doctor decided to try a much less invasive procedure that was relatively new at that time. Plasma Rich Platelet Therapy. It was a platelet injection into my heel.

They removed and used my own platelets, and injected them into my heel (to simulate an injury to my heel). I had to be completely off my foot for one week, and had to wear a large cumbersome boot for several weeks afterwards.

BEST THING I EVER DID!!!!!! That was appx 8 or 9 years ago. I still wear my custom orthodotics, and I am mindful of my my heels, but I now live a relatively pain free life after suffering so many years from plantar fasciitis.

If you have been suffering with this, I strongly urge you to talk to your doctor to see if this is an option for you.


Joshua Answers:

Hi Cristy.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) has a lot of promise as a treatment for Tendonitis issues like Plantar Fasciitis.

But any tool is only good at the job it's designed for.

And PRP is great at putting new blood and nutrition directly into spots where it's needed.

So if there is connective tissue or tendon damage, then putting the vital factors of your won blood directly to the spot of damage can be a GOOD thing.

It is important, of course, to determine if the source of one's pain is from actual damage, or referred pain (pain from issue elsewhere).

I'm so glad the PRP got you back on your feet and has allowed you to maintain a relatively pain free lifestyle.

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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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