Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Encourages Healing and Reduces Inflammation
Platelets are blood cells that promote blood clotting and help wounds to heal. By injecting areas of inflammation or tissue damage with high concentrations of platelets, it can encourage wounds to heal. Several clinical studies have demonstrated that PRP injections have decreased pain and improved function to various injuries of the elbow, wrist, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle tendonosis. Early work is also showing promise for osteoarthritis.
What to Expect During the PRP Injection Procedure
During the procedure, the doctor will take a small blood sample from you. The blood will be placed into a centrifuge or other specialized device that spins at high speed. This process of spinning the blood sample at a high velocity will separate the platelets from other blood components. The concentration of platelets is then injected into the area of the person’s body that needs to be treated.
Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a safe, effective and innovative treatment therapy for back problems, tendon injuries and joint pain. The advantages of PRP therapy compared to other procedures include reduced downtime and improved outcomes. PRP uses the patient’s own blood platelets to jump start the body’s natural healing process, delivering optimum pain relief.
PRP therapy is used to treat many musculoskeletal injuries. The conditions treated include:
- Joint arthritis
- Chronic tendonitis/tendinosis
- Hip, knee and shoulder pain
- Common sports injuries
- Acute ligament and muscle injuries in athletes
- Neck and back pain
Why Visit Peak Medical for Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection Therapy
Peak Medical offers a variety of medical services focusing on comprehensive and individualized treatments. PRP procedures to improve sports performance is just one of many health and wellness offerings. It can be paired with other treatments such as physical therapy and acupuncture.