NFL News: Does Platelet Rich Plasma Work? Victor Cruz Turns to PRP Injections for Chronic Injury

Posted by on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Recently, NY Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz underwent platelet rich plasma treatment for a chronic injury in his left calf that has been acting up since mid-August. He received treatment at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery, but you needn’t go to a hospital to find this type of innovative care.

The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in New York City has been using platelet-rich plasma injection therapy for more than five years now, with hundreds of patients treated successfully for ailments ranging from plantar fasciitis (heel pain) and bursitis to chronic tendinosis and osteoarthritis.

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Blood spun in a centrifuge such as this one yields a higher density of healing platelets, which can be used to treat some sports injuries directly at the site. Image Source: Wikimedia CC

5 Reasons Why PRP Therapy Is a Blessing for Foot & Ankle Injuries

Posted by on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

A fascinating medical treatment with myriad uses, Platelet-Rich Plasma injections use your own blood, spun in a centrifuge to create a denser concentration of healing stem cell platelets, and inject it at the site of injury. The many applications are still being investigated–among them restoring hair, giving an aging face a lift, and reducing pain–but one thing is clear: PRP works for soft tissue recovery. Here at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in NYC, we have been using PRP therapy for the past several years with excellent results.

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Platelet Rich Plasma injections are used by pro athletes to prompt healing. Image Source:


Our Staff in Action: Dr. Ryan Minara Discusses Current Trends in Sports Medicine

Posted by on Monday, August 4th, 2014

Sports injuries are nothing new, but the way we think about them, approach them, treat them, and prevent them is ever-evolving. There are New York sports clinics that emphasize the basic “Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation” — and, if that doesn’t work out, surgery. Then there are top-caliber New York sports medicine professionals who read medical journals, visit national industry conferences, and participate in ongoing training at the highest level to offer patients the very best care. That’s what we offer here at The Center for Podiatric Care & Sports Medicine in New York City. One of our specialists, Dr. Ryan Minara, discusses a few of the major trends he sees in the field of sports medicine for 2014.

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Dr. Ryan Minara, a highly credentialed sports medicine doctor, discusses the latest industry trends.

Enes Kanter Becomes the Latest NBA Player to get Coveted PRP Injection

Posted by on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Utah Jazz Center Enes Kanter recently underwent platelet-rich plasma treatment to help with quadriceps tendinitis just above his right knee, according to sources. The six-foot-11, 22-year-old Turkish NBA player was the third overall pick for the Jazz, with an average of 12.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. His body has been riddled with injuries since his entry into the NBA in 2011. He has suffered from a dislocated shoulder, sprained ankle, and a past knee injury that required surgery. The team says Kanter will only miss about two weeks of the post-season, and should be 100 percent back in shape for the 2014-2015 season training camp. Our Center for Podiatric Care & Sports Medicine in NYC is one of the few places in Manhattan that caters to elite athletes and active individuals with platelet-rich plasma injections.

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Enes Kanter goes for the bIock. Moves like these can be rough on the knees. Thankfully, PRP injections can get him back on the court quickly. Image Source: