Dr. Bill Releford | PRP Injection Therapy to Treat Achilles Tendinitis

Dr. Bill Releford's Treatment for Painful Achilles Tendinitis Effective

Also known as tendonosis, tendinitis, or Achilles tendinopathy, Achilles Tendinitis is a condition that occurs when the Achilles tendons, which connects the calf muscles located in the lower leg to the heel bone becomes inflamed causing excruciating pain and swelling. When muscles contracts, the tendon usually transmits the contraction power to the heel enabling movement. The Achilles tendons usually move via a protective sheath and it is made up of millions of tiny fibers. Scientific studies have found out that Achilles Tendinitis usually develops when there is overuse of tendons, which makes the tiny fibers in the tendon to wear and tear. This causes pain, inflammation, and swelling.

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Dr. Bill Releford | Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment at the Releford Foot and Ankle Institute

Platelet Rich Plasma Should Be Considered to Manage Diabetic Nerve Pain

Diabetes can create a number of complications that can negatively affect the quality of life. Diabetic neuropathy is perhaps one of the early signs that the disease is not being managed well. About 50% of people suffering from diabetes have diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is a nerve disorder that is accelerated by elevated blood sugars over an extended period of time. Diabetics of at least 10 years have high chances of suffering from diabetic neuropathy. In addition to elevated blood sugars, high blood pressure and high cholesterol seem to be responsible for advancing diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

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