PRP For Joint Pain

& Musculoskeletal Conditions

PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, is a non-operative treatment option to relieve pain naturally while promoting long-lasting healing. This naturally occurring substance accelerates the healing of ligaments, tendons, sprains, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal injuries.

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PRP For Joint Pain in Orange, CA

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy?

PRP therapy injects your growth-stimulating platelets to rejuvenate and repair tissues. It has been successful in the athletic world with professional and recreational athletes, treating injuries and enabling athletes to use the injured parts over time with almost no pain.

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 them effective in delivering long-lasting healing where it is applied.

When an injury occurs, the body delivers platelets to the injured area to repair and attract stem cells. PRP therapy is designed to imitate this body science and further quicken the healing pace by injecting additional platelets into the area. This stimulates the body’s natural regenerative response to regrow and repair damaged tissue.

What is the treatment like?

First, a blood sample is collected from your vein and added to the centrifuge device to separate your platelets from your red and white blood cells. Then, using Ultrasound guidance, the PRP is injected into and around the targeted area. The entire treatment may require three to four injections across four weeks.

It only takes about an hour to complete a single session. There may be some pain associated with this treatment, but it will wear off in a few days. We also offer pain-relieving medication to aid in the recovery process. Patients will be monitored closely until they are ready to resume their normal activities.

Are there any side effects?

PRP is a safe treatment with no risk of allergic reactions because it uses your blood. There are no adverse side effects besides the discomfort from the injury and the injected area.

We do offer aftercare and pain-relieving medication for PRP therapy patients, but in most cases, the pain will wear off after a few days.