Plantar Fasciitis Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

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Just curious is anyone else has received PRP therapy for plantar fasciitis. After 6 months of level 1 treatments, which included new orthotics, rest, shock wave therapy, exercises, taping and night splints, I gave up and decided to go for PRP. The procedure is no picnic and I have anxiety about going back for shot # 2 and shot #3 over the next two weeks. Why 3 shots - argh? In any event, just wondering if anyone else out there has had a positive outcome. Cheers.

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    I have not, but am also curious to hear from people who have had that treatment. I just had the surgery on my right foot yesterday. and the 2nd steroid injection in the left. I'd like to avoid surgery on the left foot if possible. is the PRP injection more painful than the steroid injection?

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      I haven't had a steroid shot but my guess is that the PRP injection I received was as painful, if not a tad more, as a steroid shot because with PRP, there is a fair amount of liquid which must be syringed into the sore area of the fascia. And you will need crutches for a few days because it is very sore afterwards when pressure is applied to the foot, even with the airboot. Hey, clearly injections are no picnic but they make sense prior to going full out with surgery. My physician also requires 3 PRP shots, 1 week apart - argh. I've had the first one and don't relish the thought of getting # 2 and # 3. However, I feel committed now and will see it through. I'm curious if there are others who've had no success with Level 1 treatments and have resorted to PRP with success.

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    PRP for the foot is a tough one because it's there to help stimulate growth and recovery of the potential issues causing tissue... But each time you inject or do anything that disrupts the tissue (needle/surgery/etc), your foot has to deal with that as well. Usually, there should be a good solution based on principles of a "tendinosis" (youtube that for quite a few good videos explaining what that is and the mechanics behind healing it) and google for a good 'digital physio' to help you with any problems you're having if PRP doesn't seem to be the winning combination to solve your issue.

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    I've just completed my 3rd and final injection of PRP for Plantar Fasciitis. Two more weeks in the Cam airboot and physcial therapy begins. From my readings online, most physicians do one injection and possibly two, whereas my physician insists on 3 injections, one week apart. I must confess that I'm glad the procedure is over because it's uncomfortable. Is there anyone else out there getting this treatment at this time or has recently completed theirs? A few have commented on this post but I am hoping for more input. Thanks.

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    Today after almost a decade of pain and disability, I had my first pain clinic, I or my partner can not believe, the consultant suggested that I may be better of voulantry section for mental health, as he could not personally find any physical problems with either of my feet (I struggle to walk and had to give up work almost 9 yrs ago)

    I guess what I'm trying to say is, no one should give up,

    One knows one's own body

    Dr's don't know every thing.

    But it's good support on this

    Forum for us all to learn hopefully, incidentally the specialist I saw today had not seen the results of my mri scan, but based on presumptive limited information availability online of my particular circumstances, he made 'his'

    Rationale,

    Don't give up, keep searching, after all one professional s opinion is just... That

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