Soft tissue tears in your foot or ankle can cause pain and keep you from doing the things you enjoy. The experienced team at Kaplansky Foot and Ankle Centers in Columbus and Reynoldsburg, Ohio, which includes David Kaplansky, DPM and Anthony Cozzolino, DPM, offer advanced treatments to accelerate the healing process with amniotic injections and other alternative treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP). For a consultation, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.
Amniotic injections are an innovative medical treatment that helps heal microtears and inflammation in your soft tissue, which may include muscle, ligaments, or tendons. The amniotic injections contain growth factors, which are powerful agents that signal the cells in your body to send over the healing elements in your blood to help repair damaged tissue and regenerate new, healthy tissue.
Amniotic injections have numerous applications, including wound care and orthopedic surgery.
PRP is an innovative treatment that uses your body’s natural healing powers to repair damaged or diseased tissue. PRP is made from a sample of your own blood and is a concentrated source of the platelets, growth factors, and specialized cells naturally found in your blood that help your body heal wounds and injuries. When used for treatment, the healing properties in PRP accelerate the repair process.
Your specialist at Kaplansky Foot and Ankle Centers determines if you’re a good candidate for amniotic or PRP injections after a comprehensive examination. These injections are primarily used to treat soft tissue injuries such as plantar fasciitis, bursitis, or tendinitis.
Your specialist may suggest therapeutic injections if conservative treatments like anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, or bracing have failed to improve your symptoms or injury on their own. Additionally, your specialist may recommend these injections in conjunction with conservative management, such as physical therapy, to help you get the most out of your treatment.
Your therapeutic injections are done as an outpatient procedure and require very little time to complete. You may experience some inflammation and soreness at the site of your injection for the first few days after your treatment. The inflammation is normal and indicates that your body is sending over the healing factors that induce the inflammatory response.
Yes, amniotic injections are safe. The tissue used for treatment is donated by healthy consenting mothers undergoing scheduled cesarean sections who’ve been properly tested for infectious diseases.
Because PRP is made from a sample of your own blood, it’s considered an autologous procedure, and allergic reactions and side effects are very rare.
Amniotic injections and other alternative therapies such as PRP provide your body the extra boost it needs to heal your soft tissue injury. To learn more about this innovative treatment, call Kaplansky Foot and Ankle Centers or schedule an appointment online today.