What is PRP Therapy?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a conservative and holistic approach to increase the healing speed of damaged tissues. PRP uses super concentrated platelets and it is a natural choice of treatment for musculoskeletal pain such as osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, neuropathy, degenerative disorders, and other sports injuries. It is commonly done, complementing orthopedic surgeries to intensify the healing process.
How is PRP therapy administered?
A qualified professional will draw a small amount of blood and spin it in a centrifuge, isolating the platelets for your treatment. The site of injury is treated using the PRP preparation. PRP is carefully injected into the injured area combined with local anesthesia. The treatment area with be cleansed before applying a local anesthetic to guarantee a more pleasant experience. This will trigger the body’s natural healing process.
It is expected to experience pain for the first two weeks after the procedure, however pain is reported from mild to minimal.
Benefits of PRP Therapy
PRP Therapy may be used to improve healing after surgery for some injuries. The ultimate goal of PRP is to eliminate pain through healing while providing results that last. Research studies have shown that PRP therapy can be effective in relieving pain and helping patients return to their normal lives.
Who Needs PRP Therapy?
We use PRP as an advanced treatment method for conditions including:
- Pain due to joint arthritis of the shoulder, hip, thumb or knee
- Chronic tendonitis in the elbow, hip, knee, foot and ankle
- Tendon injuries
- Ligament sprains
- Sports related muscle tears
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Facet joint injuries inducing spinal pain
- Sciatica caused by a herniated disc or spinal stenosis