What is PRP Treatment?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, a substance that promotes healing. PRP contains the patient’s own blood, protein and other growth factors. This treatment involves injections. When PRP is injected inside the body, it stimulates the body’s natural healing process. PRP treatment is a non-invasive and a permanent solution for many medical conditions.
For which conditions PRP Treatment is effective?
- Lumbar and cervical facet dysfunction
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Joint osteoarthritis
- Plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis
- Ankle and knee sprain
- Hip and hamstring strains
- Patella femoral syndrome
- Golfer’s and tennis elbow
- Shoulder pain and instability
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Lumbar spine disc pain
- Hair loss
- Post surgical repair
How long does PRP Treatment take?
PRP treatment takes approximately 1 to 2 hours, including PRP preparation and recovery time. PRP treatment is performed without the risks of surgery and is free from prolonged recovery time.
How does PRP Treatment work?
When PRP is injected in the affected area, a large amount of growth factors are produced at the site. Injected platelets induce an inflammatory response to initiate healing. PRP has the ability to restore ligament and tendon proteins. These strengthen the cartilage by becoming more resilient and firmer.
What is the recovery time for PRP Treatment?
In case of injury treatment, your doctor may recommend rest/inactivity depending on the affected area. Rest is recommended for injury, not because of the injections. For the most part, patients can resume their routine activities within a few hours of treatment.
What are the side effects of PRP Treatment?
PRP treatment uses patient’s own blood so side effects are limited. Most common side effects reported by patients include allergic reactions, infection, blood clots, skin discoloration and soreness, pain and irritation at the injection site.
What is the future of PRP Treatment?
Treatment with the patient’s own body components is revolutionary. People seek alternative options to surgery now a days due to long time recovery and invasive procedures. This is why PRP treatment is becoming popular. Not just patients, but physicians are also excited to offer the option of PRP treatment.