Understanding PRP Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma therapy falls under the umbrella of regenerative medicine. This safe, non-invasive treatment option is used to enhance the body’s natural healing process. PRP therapy can be used to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, or joints. Read on to learn more about how PRP therapy works and if you may be a candidate for this treatment.
How Does PRP Therapy Work?
Plasma, the liquid part of your blood, carries red and white blood cells through your bloodstream. Plasma also contains platelets, which are the type of blood cells that promote clotting and healing after sustaining an injury.
Your blood platelets play a role in tissue repair. PRP therapy involves taking a small amount of your blood and then running it through a machine that concentrates the platelets. These platelets are then injected into the affected areas.
Who Can Benefit From PRP Therapy?
Using PRP therapy to accelerate healing can help prevent chronic pain and longer recovery time. You may be a candidate for PRP therapy if you suffer from the following conditions:
- Osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, or hip
- Joint pain in the wrists and ankles
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Meniscus tears
- Knee ligament injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Sprains and strains
PRP therapy can also be used to correct cosmetic problems such as hair loss and to repair skin due to aging.
Learn If PRP Therapy is Right For You
If you prefer a pain treatment option that doesn’t involve surgery and the risks of side effects from pain relief medications and drugs, PRP therapy could be the answer.
From osteoarthritis to tendonitis, If you are looking for options to treat your pain, we can help. Contact Royal Blue Medical Center today at (770) 766-4609 to learn if PRP therapy is right for you. Our compassionate team of care providers can help tailor a treatment plan to get you the pain relief you’ve been looking for.