Boston Redsox Outfielder Carl Crawford was recently diagnosed with an injured ulnar collateral ligament of his elbow.  While he is expected to be out of action for 3 months, it is believed surgery will not be necessary.  In effort to speed the healing of this area, he did have a platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection of his elbow.  One commonality between the ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow, and that of the plantar fasciaa, is that of very limited blood flow to these areas.  Due to the type of inflammation and the limited blood flow, PRP injection is a great, nonsurgical option to try and resolve the chronic inflammation of the area.

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