PRP Therapy utilizes your body’s own platelets which are packed with a variety of growth and healing factors to stimulate the healing process in soft tissue injuries.
One of the body’s first responses to soft tissue damage or injury is to summon platelets to the inflamed area to aid in the healing process. Platelets contain growth & healing factors that can help tendons, ligaments and muscle heal. PRP therapy enhances the body’s response by re-administering a fresh supply of healing platelets directly into the affected area to further stimulate healing.
How is PRP Therapy Administered
PRP therapy is a non-surgical procedure administered by taking a small blood draw, similar to any routine blood draw. This blood is then placed in a centrifuge, where the platelets are separated out of the blood and concentrated into PRP (platelet rich plasma). The PRP is then injected into the injured area where it can stimulate a healing response in the damaged tissues.
By enhancing the body's natural healing capacity, PRP therapy may lead to a more rapid, more efficient, and more thorough restoration of the tissue to a healthy state.
After several weeks, there will be a routine follow up to re-evaluate the affected area.
Conditions Treated by PRP Therapy
PRP Treatment is particularly well suited for:
- joint pain
- muscle injuries
- ligament tears
- low back pain
- tennis elbow
- knee pain
- rotator cuff tears
- Plantar fasciitis
Who Could Benefit from PRP Therapy
- Active adults
- Workers injured on the job
- Anyone with chronic unresolved joint pain
Could PRP Treatments Help Me?
PRP therapy has been used for over 20 years to help accelerate the healing process in a variety of ways. It has also gained popularity with many of the world’s top athletes such as Kobe Bryant, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal and Alex Rodriguez who all have been reported to be fans of PRP.
If you are interested in finding out whether PRP Therapy might benefit you, we encourage you to schedule an appointment to speak one of our knowledgeable physicians who can discuss your symptoms, history and determine if this technique is suitable for you.
Lifeworks Wellness Center is a world-renowned Alternative Medicine clinic. We look forward to meeting with you and improving your health. Feel free to contact us directly at 727-466-6789 or to inquire online.
Jennifer Baer A.R.N.P. talks about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
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