Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 30, 2013
In 2012, Deron Williams struggled with injuries to both ankles, and many credit his mid-season comeback to the innovative platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy he received. A recent ankle sprain has kept the Brooklyn Nets player off the court again during pre-season training. Ankle sprains and inflammation can linger, slowing both professional and amateur athletes alike. The Releford Medical Institute finds success in treating these and similar injuries with PRP injections.
"Like Kobe Bryant and Tiger Woods, Deron Williams has benefited from PRP injections," says Dr. Bill Releford, a doctor of podiatric medicine and the founder and CEO of the Releford Medical Institute (RMI) and the Releford Foot and Ankle Institute (RFAI). "At the RMI, we have a team in place to treat sports-related and orthopedic injuries using a proprietary PRP methodology and treatment."
Dr. John Simmonds, an orthopedic surgeon and Medical Director of the RMI explains further, "Though I haven’t personally reviewed the Deron Williams case, injuries like his often benefit from PRP injections. By inducing a preliminary inflammatory process, the therapy promotes the regeneration of tissues, and typically reduce pain and speed the healing process."
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.