Such platelet-rich plasma treatments have the potential to supercharge healing and reduce the pain associated with many common sports-related injuries.
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 29, 2013
As any of his Twitter followers know, Russell Crowe regularly shares details about his daily workouts. Recently, though, the actor used the popular social media site to release the following, "Jolly old morning. PRP injections in both Achilles tendons and one big toe…brand new soon, no [workout] today." According to Dr. Bill Releford of the Releford Medical Institute (RMI), such platelet-rich plasma treatments have the potential to supercharge healing and reduce the pain associated with many common sports-related injuries.
According to news reports, Crowe sought the innovative treatment after injuring his feet while running. Within weeks, the actor was back to tweeting his workout stats.
PRP is popular in sports medicine among superstar athletes. But, says Dr. John Simmonds, an orthopedic surgeon and Medical Director of the RMI, "The injections are becoming more commonplace as stories like this continue to appear in the media."
Just how does PRP work? It is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment. By injecting a small, concentrated amount of a patient’s own blood into damaged tissue, PRP "supercharges" the healing process and reduces or even eliminates pain, often in just weeks.
The RMI has developed proprietary methods to use PRP to treat sports-related and orthopedic conditions including joint and tendon pain, ankle sprains, heel pain, and plantar fasciitis. The RMI also uses PRP injections to improve poor circulation, treat diabetic neuropathy and HIV neuropathy. Recently, PRP therapy has made headlines due to its successful use by professional athletes like Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez, and Rafael Nadal.
About The Releford Medical Institute
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.