Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections is a relatively new alternative treatment method to help heal and prevent or prolong the need of surgeries for injuries and can help with acute and chronic pain. Platelet Rich Plasma Injections are now being used worldwide to help with shoulder injuries, knee injuries, and in some cases in hair restoration. Platelet Rich Plasma Injections have started to pick up steam and has increased in popularity especially in the sports world after a few big-name athletes have used its benefits to help heal and recover from their injuries, such as Kobe Bryant, Michael Phelps, Stephen Curry and Alex Rodriguez just to name a few. But you don’t have to be a pro-athlete to reap the benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma. If you suffer from a Rotator Cuff tear in your shoulder or a meniscus tear in your knee, then PRP can help you. Start by seeing a board-certified Physician who specializes in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the muscular skeletal system so that they can properly evaluate you and determine if PRP is truly for you.
How does Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections work?
The process for PRP Injections starts with the patient’s blood being drawn by a healthcare professional; usually a nurse or medical assistant. From there, the healthcare professional will then place the blood into a centrifuge where it will spin the blood for 15 minutes, separating the growth factors (Platelets) from the blood. Once the spinning is completed, the healthcare professional will then extract the PRP into another syringe to be injected in to the joint or area being treated. What sets some physicians apart is when they utilize Ultrasound in conjunction to the PRP injection so that the physician assures accurate placement.
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What’s so beneficial about Platelet Rich Plasma Injections?
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections cannot only heal damaged soft tissues and decrease pain, but they can almost eliminate the need for any invasive surgeries depending on the severity of the damage. On top of being an alternative to surgeries, Platelet Rich Plasma Injections have other benefits such as being an all-natural supplemental treatment that has low to no risk because PRP is using the patient’s own blood to treat and heal their own damaged soft tissues. Platelet Rich Plasma Injections have also shown to help with not only acute injuries such as Tendonitis/Tendonosis but chronic injuries such as Osteoarthritis as well. PRP has also been shown to facilitate in the decrease of inflammation in other problem areas as well. Other benefits that physicians have found for Platelet Rich Plasma is that it can be used for hair restoration to facilitate hair growth and prevent hair loss.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections have shown to be beneficial for elite athletes, but it can also be beneficial to you as well. If you are suffering from Osteoarthritis, acute or chronic knee pain, shoulder pain or back pain or even hair loss, see a licensed Physician that specializes in treating the muscular skeletal system today to get properly evaluated and taken care of!