Injuries are something that we all deal with and wish there was a better way to heal them. If you have explored many options, then platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may be the answer to that wish. PRP has been proven time and time again as an effective approach to chronic injuries. PRP works by increasing the concentration of essential platelets in the treated area, boosting the amount of healing growth factor.
What to Expect with Platelet-Rich Plasma
First, a small amount of your blood will be drawn and spun in a centrifuge to separate the blood from the platelets. Once this is done, the plasma is injected into the area that needs treatment. This increase in platelets is vital for platelet-rich plasma to work because the platelets are the carriers of the growth factor. These growth factors are responsible for recruiting the repair crews of the body to restore the injured area to full function.
What Can Platelet-Rich Plasma Do?
Platelet-rich plasma can be injected into an injured area. For example, in a joint with tendinitis, PRP can be injected directly into the swollen and inflamed tendon. This comes with the benefit of flooding the area with vital growth factors. PRP can also be used to accelerate recovery after surgery. In this case, the preparation of PRP is done in such a way that it can be stitched into the torn tissue.
Platelet-rich plasma injections come with a unique advantage over forms of treatment; they come from your own body. This means that you will never have to worry about risks or adverse reactions.
Tendinitis and PRP
Studies have shown the effectiveness that PRP has when it comes to treating chronic conditions such as tendinitis. In addition, these studies were conducted on multiple areas of the body, indicating that PRP is useful for numerous types of tendinitis. There have also been some encouraging studies in the treatment of knee arthritis.
At the Osteopathic Center, we specialize in customized regenerative medicine that helps you get back to living your best life. We serve Knoxville, TN and Miami, FL with a wide variety of anti-aging and wellness therapies such as platelet-rich plasma injections. For more information, please contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.