Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 28, 2013
The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade has suffered from recurring knee pain, and sought relief through platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy near the end of last season. Knee injuries like Wade’s are among the most common in basketball players and other athletes. The Releford Medical Institute (RMI) treats sports-related knee injuries, as well as other orthopedic and medical conditions with a proprietary PRP therapy that speeds healing and quickly reduces pain.
"Often people think surgery is the only option to resolve a knee injury," says Dr. John Simmonds, an orthopedic surgeon and the Medical Director of the RMI. "A series of PRP injections can decrease pain, and is often an effective method to increase range of motion and facilitate healing."
About Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
Injected into damaged tissue, PRP has the potential to "supercharge" the healing process. The RMI has developed proprietary methods to use PRP to treat diabetic neuropathy and HIV neuropathy, and also uses the injections in orthopedics and sports medicine to treat joint and tendon pain, ankle sprains, heel pain, non-healing wounds, plantar fasciitis, poor circulation, and many other conditions, as cited in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research (Jan. 2006). Recently, PRP therapy has made headlines due to its successful use by professional athletes like Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez, and Rafael Nadal.
Founded by CEO Dr. Bill Releford, The Releford Medical Institute (RMI) is a full-service podiatric, sports medicine, and orthopedic practice. Together with medical director and orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Simmonds and tissue specialist James Hays, the RMI provides the highest standards of medical care and manages common and complex orthopedic conditions, using non-surgical methods whenever possible. These include proprietary PRP injections, patient education, chiropractic, physical medicine, physical therapy, rehabilitative treatments, nutrition, and sports medicine education.
Through the Releford Foot and Ankle Institute, the Releford Medical Institute is committed to healthcare outreach and advocacy. It aims to expand community-based health screenings through innovative partnerships, and has a longstanding commitment to reduce the diabetes-related amputation rate and provide comprehensive wound care and limb salvage services.