Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy is not only used for tissue damage and degeneration, but it is also quite often an effective treatment for osteoarthritis, ligament sprains, torn muscles, and other common tendon injuries such as tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis or golfer's elbow. PRP is offered as a natural treatment option for those trying to avoid medications and surgery for pain relief.
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Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy is just one of the many treatments offered by our doctors. While our bodies have an incredible ability to heal, repair, and recover from injury when we’re young, sometimes we need help as we age. That’s where platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, injections may be used as a viable treatment option. PRP uses your body’s own natural healing elements found in the platelets of your blood; we can help accelerate the healing process.
If you are suffering from an injury that involves acute or chronic tissue damage such as tendonitis, call our offices today and find out if PRP treatments are right for you.
Your body already possesses platelets that you need for healing tissue damage. PRP injections can assist with what the body is struggling to do on its own with a relatively uncomplicated procedure. Our doctor simply acquires those platelets by drawing a small amount of your blood and then spinning it in a centrifuge.
This procedure forces the platelets to separate themselves from other elements of the blood. It creates a high concentration of the platelets, which are then used for the PRP injections. Once the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are created, our doctor can inject the effected area directly. These injections can be given up to 3 times within a year, depending on the severity of the injury.
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With PRP therapy, the results may vary based on the injury and how your body specifically responds to the treatments. Because PRP drastically reduces the inflammation to the injured area, most patients find that they experience relief from pain rather quickly.
PRP treatment is a non-surgical procedure performed by our doctors in the exam room, and offers faster results when you are looking for relief from pain or injury. Most commonly, PRP treatment has been found to be effective for chronic tendon injuries such as “jumper's knee”, joint and tissue injuries and arthritis. PRP has been used effectively to treat sports injuries, degenerative arthritis of the spine, knee, shoulder, hips as well as hands and feet.
To find out more about the healing power of platelet-rich plasma in St Petersburg or nearby areas, call us today at (727) 519-3757 to schedule a complimentary consultation.