Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP Injection)

I would like to share some information on PRP injections:

Lately I have been having great success with PRP injections for chronic pain, acute pain and injuries. I have been using PRP injections for pain of:

  • Lower Extremity: Achilles Tendon, Plantar Fasciitis, Knee Pain, Patella Tendinitis (“Jumpers Knee”), Hip Pain, Trochanteric Bursitis, Hamstring Tendinitis, Quadriceps Tendinitis,
  • Upper Extremity: Arm Pain, Biceps Tendinitis, Elbow Tendinitis/Tendinosis (“Tennis Elbow”), Wrist Tendinitis, Shoulder Pain, Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/Tendonapathy, Triceps Tendinitis.

What is PRP injection? image

imagePRP injection involves drawing blood from the patient, separating the plasma from the blood cells, and re-injecting the plasma into the site of pain or injury.

When the body has an injury there is a serious event that leads to healing. This natural process of repairing the damaged tissues involves growth factors imagederived from platelets. Platelets are the first cells to migrate to the site of injury in order to cause clotting of any bleeding. In addition to the clotting, these platelets also release a variety of growth factors that promote healing.

With new advances in medicine, techniques have been developed to isolate and concentrate the platelets and the growth factors that they release. By taking these concentrated growth factors and injecting them into a site of pain or injury, we are able to enhance the body’s capability for healing and tissue repair. This leads to quicker to return to activity and decreased pain.

In my next post I will discuss further information on platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections, stay tuned!

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