Have you heard about mysterious PRP injections and wondered what in the world this treatment really might be? To be honest, PRP injections, stem cell therapies, and the combination of the two have been used successfully for a few years now in speeding the healing of bone, muscle, tendon, ligament, tissue, and joint injuries or deterioration. If you have been suffering from joint pain with few options left for you from your doctors, you might want to know more about PRP injections and how they might help.
What is PRP?
PRP stands for platelet rich plasma, and it is completely safe because it is developed from your own blood. After your blood is drawn, it is placed in a centrifuge that separates the platelets and concentrates them. The concentrated platelets are suspended in your own plasma, again showing that they are harmless to you.
Does PRP really work? How do PRP injections heal joints?
PRP injections can be very successful in treating chronic joint pain or acute joint injuries according to successful animal studies and some limited clinical trials. Whether you believe PRP is a legitimate treatment or not, it could be worth the try. The PRP contains growth factors and stem cells that, when combined with the concentrated platelets, will accelerate the natural healing of the joint.
Where can I get PRP injections?
Has your doctor failed to offer PRP injections as an option? If you go to them with the idea and they shoot it down, you might want to consider another opinion. When your only option left with that doctor is surgery with a long and painful recovery, trying a new PRP treatment sounds like a really good option, even if the chance doesn’t work.
The honest truth is that PRP injections don’t help everyone, and ongoing research teaches us more about how and why every day. We keep up to date on the latest studies and clinical trials to provide you with the most accurate and successful treatments possible. Ready to see if this treatment is right for you? Contact us today.