Ankle Treatment

If you suffer from chronic or acute ankle pain or instability due to arthritis, cartilage loss, ligament strain or tear, or tendon damage, then you may benefit from non-surgical prolotherapy or PRP regenerative injection therapy.

The ankle sprain injury is the most frequently observed injury in the emergency room. Up to 40% of individuals with a history of ankle ligament injury have residual pain complaints. Chronic ankle pain often is a result of laxity of one of the ankle ligaments. A good understanding of the anatomy of the ankle ligaments is important in understanding diagnosis and treatment of these injuries.

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Foot and ankle injuries are common among athletes and many of these injuries can be treated non-surgically with prolotherapy and platelet-rich plasma, depending on the nature of the injury. Ankle arthritis is also common as we begin to age, although many of us may experience arthritis earlier than expected due to an ankle injury in our younger days. We offer prolotherapy and platelet rich plasma treatments for foot and ankle injuries and degenerative conditions.

Contact us today for an appointment, or complete the Candidate Form for more information about our treatments and to learn if you’re a good candidate for one of these procedures.

Conditions Prolotherapy and PRP have been shown to be effective treatment options for:

  • Arthritis

  • Ankle instability

  • Peroneal tendon sprain or tear

  • Ligament strain or tear

  • Sub-talar arthritis or instability

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Bunions

  • Achilles Tendonitis / Runner’s Injury

ARTICLES

In this observational study improvement was noted in patients treated for ankle pain with dextrose Prolotherapy, resulting in less pain, stiffness, increased range of motion, more activity and less need for medication.

This article discusses use of Platelet Rich Plasma and Bone Marrow Aspirate in 684 patients with lower extremity injuries and pain, and concludes that healing is more complete and rapid when used.

In this small patient study, all 100% had improvements of their pain and stiffness. Eighty-four percent experienced 50% or more pain relief. Dextrose Prolotherapy helped the patients make large improvements in walking and exercise ability.

This article reviews the results of treating 634 patients with PRP for various foot and ankle conditions.  PRP was used alone or in conjunction with surgical procedures.  Outcome was favorable showing healing more complete and rapid.

This letter to the editor discusses three case reports using Dextrose Prolotherapy for foot pain.