Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy has become a popular and effective treatment method for injuries. Many famous athletes like Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal have turned to PRP therapy for non-invasive pain relief. At Advanced Health Solutions in Montrose, our doctors use PRP therapy to encourage healing and reduce inflammation among our patients. While our PRP injections can be used for a variety of conditions, some include:
- Lumbar spine disc pain
- Shoulder pain and instability
- Hamstring and hip strains
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Rotator cuff injuries
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy are effective, non-invasive treatments that provide pain relief while allowing damaged tissue to heal. Treatments are safe and produce long-term, permanent results.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Blood is composed of different types of cells that have specific functions. Platelets are cells that are responsible for the body’s wound healing. When platelets are activated in the blood, they release different growth factors that are responsible for soft tissue repair. PRP ( Platelets Rich Plasma) therapy accelerates the body’s natural wound healing process.
CAN PRP HELP ME?
PRP is ideal for treating conditions such as joint pain, muscle/tendon pain, ligament sprains, plantar fascitis, arthritis of the knee, shoulder pain, and bursitis.
IS PRP SAFE?
Because PRP uses a patient’s own blood, there is no risk of rejection, and the procedure does not involve medications. There is usually temporary inflammation, but this is normal, and part of the natural healing process.
HOW IS THE PRP PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
The entire procedure is done in our office and takes approximately an hour. A small quantity of blood will be drawn from the patient’s arm, to be processed in our high speed centrifuge. After this short procedure, the concentrated platelet-rich plasma will be isolated from the blood sample and then injected into the patient. The entire procedure will be rendered in a safe, sterile environment to ensure patient safety.
HOW IS PRP THERAPY USED FOR THE HIP, KNEE AND SHOULDER AREA?
For hip, knee, and shoulder problems, PRP therapy helps facilitate healing of the cartilage, tendons and ligaments. While the body provides platelets and growth factors naturally, this is done at a much slower rate than the accelerated pace that is through PRP injections. With the increased amount of platelets, the area typically receives pain relief, while also healing. While many treatments offer short-term healing, the use of PRP can help the tissue to repair itself over time.