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Choosing PRP To Combat Achilles Tendon Pain

In sports, pain is an obstacle. In competition, any additional obstacle to victory is one that gives opponents an edge.

For athletes, pain is often a part of training. When pain turns chronic, however, it’s an impediment to performance.

The Achilles tendon runs along the entirety of the calf to the middle of the foot on the back of the leg. Allowing the foot to be angled, the Achilles plays a vital role in movement. When in constant pain, even the most menial of tasks can become laborious.

NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine has numerous ways to treat pain and injury. This time, we’re taking a look at a pain management technique that is on the cutting edge of medical technology—PRP.

PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma injections, is a treatment that has been used by professional athletes from Hines Ward to Tiger Woods. Using a patient’s own blood, healing plasma is separated from normal blood and reinjected to strengthen natural healing factors within the body.

Making its way from the world of professional sports medicine into generalized sports medicine, this groundbreaking treatment is seeing common use on rotator cuff injuries, tendonitis, bicep tears, and a number of other athletic injuries.

PRP, when utilized in treating Achilles tendon pain, can be immensely useful.

Achilles tendon pain often is a result of overstraining or constant injury. PRP allows the body to heal these tendon issues using its own power, but with added potency.

Even though PRP is still considered experimental, the likelihood of having an adverse effect to the treatment is exceptionally low due to using the patient’s own blood. We’re currently at the dawn of a transformative medical treatment, one sure to shape the way that athletes recover from injury and chronic pain.   

At NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, we’re changing the way athletes recover. Our integrated approach to care that we offer at each of our five offices enables us to explore every avenue to treating an injury, so our patients can get back on their feet and back on the field, mat, or court.

To learn more about PRP for Achilles tendon pain or any of the other treatments we offer, please browse our site, or give us a call today.


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If you’re looking for a multi-specialty medical group that offers interventional pain management, sports medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture therapy, and orthopedic surgery, look no further than NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine.

We have eight offices and one ambulatory surgery center (ASC) located in and around Monmouth County, NJ and Ocean County, NJ, and we have many patients that visit us from the following towns:

  • Jackson, NJ
  • Point Pleasant, NJ
  • Barnegat, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Lakewood, NJ
  • Manchester, NJ
  • Aberdeen, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Monroe, NJ
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • Any many others

Since the beginning, our doctors and staff have been committed to treating patients who suffer from several different types of painful spine, joint, and orthopedic conditions. Furthermore, our goal is not only to reduce pain through physical rehabilitation, therapy, or any of our procedures and treatment options, but to help all of our patients have their functionality and quality of life restored.

Doctors with Superior Medical Knowledge and Compassion

One of the many benefits of choosing NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine is that we only use the most innovative and modern treatment options and procedures. Furthermore, every service and treatment option we offer is available at each of our six offices. Therefore, you should expect to receive the treatment you need whether you visit our office in Jackson, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, Barnegat, NJ, Manchester, NJ, Aberdeen, NJ or Tinton Falls, NJ. Furthermore, when patients come to one of our offices, they are always greeted with smiles and treated with kindness.

Every member of a team is respectful and empathetic, and will go to great lengths to ensure your pain management needs are addressed. Another reason to choose our medical practice is because our team makes it one of their highest priorities to stay at the forefront of medical research so that they’re offering the best care possible. Lastly, our physicians and staff also make certain that patients have the knowledge they need to help them live pain-free lives.

Comprehensive and Customized Care Provided by NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine

While some patients may only require one service and/or treatment option and procedure, others may require customized care plans to help them get back on their feet. After your initial evaluation, your physician will create a custom-tailored treatment plan that they feel will offer you with the pain relief you want. In fact, you should not only expect to be recommended with a treatment plan that will help to reduce and/or eliminate your pain, but one that will aid in increasing your activity level, and reducing the amount of pain medicine you take. In the end, you will be provided with a comprehensive and customized care plan that will greatly improve the quality of your life.

Even though pain is an unavoidable part of life, it doesn’t mean you must suffer from it all throughout your lifetime. To learn more the doctors and staff at NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, our pain treatment options and procedures, and our locations in and around Ocean County, NJ, and Monmouth County, NJ, please browse our site. To make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to do so online, or give one of the offices closest to your home in Brick, NJ, Lakewood, NJ, Marlboro, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Glassboro, NJ, or another area a call today.