Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is super-physiologically concentrated platelets and growth factors that stimulate healing and regeneration of injured tissues, muscles, tendons or ligaments. PRP is derived from your own body and is 100% natural. PRP injections are an increasingly popular alternative to surgery because of the great results patients of all ages are obtaining. Whether you are an elite athlete or a “Weekend Warrior,” regenerative therapies, including PRP, are an effective and safe nonsurgical therapy to treat forms of acute and chronic pain.
What is PRP Therapy?
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy has been clinically proven to treat pain and stimulate healing in the body. This procedure includes simply injecting a high dose of platelets, concentrated from your own blood, into areas affected by pain. This is a safe and natural way for your body to accelerate the healing process, rather than blocking or masking your pain.
Where does platelet rich plasma (PRP) come from?
To harvest PRP, a small sample of your blood is drawn into a specialized collecting system. This blood is centrifuged at high speeds to isolate the growth factors and platelets. Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection, and a low risk of allergic reaction.
What should I expect from PRP treatment?
PRP is a safe, non-surgical procedure that stimulates healing and treats acute and chronic pain. Although recovery times can vary, patients generally begin to see improvement in pain and mobility within 4 to 6 weeks. Improvement will continue for up to 12 months. The cost of a PRP treatment varies based on your specific treatment needs.
Treating Your Condition With Platelet Rich Plasma
PRP therapy procedures can treat a wide variety of conditions including but not limited to:
- Back and Neck Pain
- Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
- Arthritis of the Joints
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Foot and Ankle Pain
- Ligament, Cartilage, & Tendon Injuries
Click below to watch a video and learn more about PRP for shoulder and chronic knee pain.
Contact us at (727) 446-4506 to see if PRP therapy is the best treatment option for you.