Achilles tendinopathy is a condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness to the Achilles Tendon, which is the tendon that connects your heel bone to your calf muscles.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections are a procedure where blood is drawn from the patient and placed in a centrifuge to yield a high concentration of the body’s platelets. Platelets contain many growth factors that are responsible for helping heal complex injuries. The platelets are then injected under ultrasound guidance into the area of injured tissue. Patients are then placed in a CAM walker for approximately two weeks to promote stability in the ankle and foot and to restrict motion and weight bearing activity.