What is PRP?
One of the most progressive and promising forms of regenerative medicine for soft tissue injuries is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP injections are becoming an increasingly accepted alternative to surgery and are slowly gaining recognition for the ability to heal and relieve pain.
PRP is a safe and natural process utilized to restore damaged joints and soft tissue injuries, which in turn alleviates chronic pain. PRP involves drawing a small sample of your own blood, then it is spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and injected into the injured area. By adding concentrated platelets from your own blood to a focused area, the platelets release growth factors which signal cells and influence tissue regeneration to accelerate healing time and relieve pain.
For over 20 years, PRP has been used for the treatment of bone repair, cardiac muscle injury, nerve injury, plastic surgery and oral surgery to supplement bone grafting and expedite wound healing. New research and clinical studies are guiding us to the benefits offered by PRP for joint pain, soft tissue injuries, and osteoarthritis.
What can PRP therapy be used for?
- Achilles tendinitis
- Acute and chronic tendon problems
- Ankle sprains
- Back and neck pain
- Injuries to ligaments and muscles
- Knee osteoarthritis
- Ligament sprains
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL) tears
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff tears
- Spinal stenosis
- Tennis elbow
- And more…
Is it safe?
The PRP injection is very safe – at most, you may experience very mild pain, stiffness or swelling. While any medical procedure carries a small risk of infection, since you’re using your own blood this risk is minimal.
How many treatments will I need?
The rationale behind PRP therapy is to promote long-term healing of the injured tissue. While some patients only need one injection, the regeneration of collagen can take four to six months and may require multiple injections. Two to three weeks after the initial injection, your pain level and functional recovery will be evaluated to determine further therapy requirements. The number of treatments you need can depend upon your age, the area of concern and the intensity of pain you were experiencing before the first injection.
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Contact us and find out if you are a candidate for PRP Therapy.
Please call us at (281) 292-3030 for more information.