What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy?
PRP therapy uses an injection of your own growth-stimulating platelets to rejuvenate and repair tissues. It has been successful in the athletic world with professional and recreational athletes alike, treating injuries and enabling athletes to gain full use of the injured parts overtime with almost no pain at all.
Conditions that may benefit from Platelet Rich Plasma therapy are:
- Lumbar spine disc pain
- Ligament sprains
- Rotator cuff injuries or tears, including partial-thickness
- Torn meniscus
- Shoulder pain and instability
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Muscle tears
- Hamstring strain and hip strains
- Knee sprains and instability
- Patellofemoral syndrome and patellar tendonitis
- Ankle sprains
- Achilles tendonitis & plantar fasciitis
- Knee, hip, and joint osteoarthritis
- Nerve entrapment syndromes such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction and pain
- Lumbar and cervical facet dysfunction and pain
- Joint inflammatory disorders
How does Platelet Rich Plasma therapy work?
The PRP is prepared by collecting blood and using a blood separation device to separate platelets from the red and white blood cells. Platelets contain growth factors that make it effective in delivering long-lasting healing where it is applied.
When there is an injury, the body naturally responds by delivering platelets to the injured area to repair and attract stem cells. PRP therapy is designed to imitate this body science and to further quicken the pace of the healing by injecting additional platelets into the area. This stimulates the body’s own natural regenerative response to regrow and repair damaged tissue.