Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a game changing treatment that can relieve the pain and stimulate healing of inflamed joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles. Top athletes have benefited from PRP therapy for years and now this amazing treatment is available to all.
Platelets are naturally occurring cells that play a role in blood clotting and healing. Inside of platelets are a host of compounds that calm inflammation and promote healing, including various growth factors and immune modulating cytokines. Platelets initiate repair and attract stem cells to an area of injury, thus playing a pivotal role in wound healing.
PRP therapy involves drawing the patient’s blood and processing it right in the office to produce a concentrate of platelets, which are then “activated” to release the growth and healing compounds.
Injecting PRP into damaged ligaments, tendons, and joints stimulates the natural repair process. On average, patients can expect to see improvements in 4 to 6 weeks. A series of 2 to 6 injections are typically required, depending on the area and extent of injury or inflammation.
PRP therapy can be used for many conditions including:
Sprains and strains