Stress fractures are sometimes barely noticeable at first – a tender area with pain and some swelling that normally subsides when you rest. However, over time stress fractures can worsen and you may experience pain even when you are not using the affected area.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are used to accelerate healing following a tendon injury. They belong to an emerging field of healthcare called Orthobiologics, which combines the body’s natural ability to heal with new technologies. The idea is that injecting PRP into damaged tissues stimulates your body to grow new, healthy cells and promote healing.
Blood is made up of red and white blood cells, plasma and platelets. As well as helping your blood to clot, platelets release growth factors, which can be used to encourage healing in soft tissue (tendon and ligament) injuries.