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Posterior tibial tendon inflamed. doc said if don't recover in 4 months, can try plasma injection. what does it do? risks?

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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 9 years experience
PRP: Platelet rich plasma is a treatment where blood is drawn from the patient, prepared in a centrifuge to seperate the platelet rich components, and then re-injected around the injured area. It has been shown in some cases to be helpful in promoting the healing process.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
PRP: Plasma rich protien is where your own blood is drawn, the plasma is then spun down and injected into the area. It has shown to reduce inflammation and pain.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
You need to take : Pressure off the tendon that's what will help it. This can be done with an AFO brace. This tendon is usually aggravated in those with an arch that lowers or flattens on weight bearing.

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