|I had my 1st PPR injection in the plantar fascia (due to a partial tear) 9 wks ago and then a 2nd injection 3 weeks ago. My doc told me that it was OK to start using class 4 laser treatments to further speed the healing. As a 2nd opinion, do you think there would be any risk of the Laser treatments (that reduce inflammation) counteracting the PRP effects (similar to how ice or anti-inflammatories can create that risk)? Also, my injections started to show improvement, but then I was recently fitted for a new pair of custom orthodics. Once wearing the new orthodics for a short while, it set off major pain in the site of my 2 recent injections. Is it normal to feel pain in the site for a significant amount of time after the injection (especially when it is aggravated?)|
|The class 4 Laser treatments work by using Light therapy to cause increased blood flow to the area. I do not believe there would be any counter productive treatments with doing cold laser therapy after doing PRP treatments. Make sure you keep doing your stretching. Make sure you are wearing a night splint in bed at night to help maintain the stretch of the plantar fascia. The orthotics should not be counter productive , but make sure you break them in very slowly.|
Have a question of your own? Ask the doc your PRP question today.