Achilles Tendon Injuries and Ruptures

Achilles Tendon Injuries and RupturesMany people suffer from a torn Achilles tendon. Sometimes it is a partial tear and other times it is a complete tear. A partial tear is when the tendon is stretched beyond its capability. Both partial and complete tears can occur from jumping, pivoting, accelerating your speed in running or any sport. In fact, cases have been documented that it has occurred from simply falling or tripping.

Solutions

Injuring your achilles tendon can lead to a lengthy recovery.  Besides the standard treatments that any good podiatrist would suggest such as rest, ice, braces, injections, and medication, Dr. Mark Forman, DPM, a leading Scottsdale podiatrist, offers additional solutions. Such solutions include platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and MLS laser treatments. Both of these options are painless and effective and, best yet, completed in our Scottsdale office.

Platelet-rich plasma

PRP has had positive results with speeding up and curing injuries such as a torn Achilles tendon. It actually is known to help with both acute and chronic pain. This is a non-invasive option that uses your own blood. Dr. Forman and his team at Put Your Feet First draws your blood and spins it to collect viable and concentrated platelets. These platelets are then injected into the injured area causing the tissue, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints to repair by decreasing the inflammation quickly.  Recovery is quick and the entire process is painless. In fact there are no pre or post procedures that need to be conducted.

Studies have shown that PRP is a more effective and viable solution than cortisone shots. We at Put Your Feet First are highly proficient in administering this procedure in our office and have found that our patients are feeling better quickly and getting back on their feet!

MLS Laser Treatment

Using our MLS Laser machine in our office, we are able to provide a method that likely can heal your pain quickly, efficiently, and without any extra stress or burden. MLS Laser penetrates the cells and tissue beneath the injured area with light. The light activates new cell and tissue growth to allow the injured area to heal. Most people require several sessions, but the number of sessions depends on the extent of the injury. To find out how this process can help you, Dr. Forman would need to discuss and analyze your injury to determine the best course for your needs.

Don’t let your Achilles get the better of you; call us at our Scottsdale office and let us help you begin your road to recovery!  Call Put Your Feet First at 480.423.8400.

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