What Happens After Podiatric Injections?
Most patients can go home within a few hours after their PRP foot therapy treatment. Patients also only need to rest a few days after the injections before they can return to their normal routines. It’s important that they follow their doctor’s post-treatment instructions to ensure the proper healing of their podiatric illness or injury.
Some patients may have minor irritation around the injection site after receiving the podiatric injections, but this is usually temporary. There may be a slight increase in discomfort after the injection is given. This occurs when the local anesthetic wears off, although any increased pain usually goes away within a few weeks once the platelet-rich plasma begins to work on tissues to stimulate healing.
Possible benefits of this treatment for patients with foot pain include shorter duration physical therapy programs. For most common foot injuries treated with orthopedic injections, short-course physical therapy typically begins about a month after treatment. The purpose of PRP foot therapy is to strengthen tendons and ligaments and restore foot and ankle flexibility and stability.