Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is an innovative and all natural treatment option for tendon injuries and joint pain that utilizes the healing properties of platelets from own blood to help jumpstart the healing process delivering profound pain relief. In addition, is commonly used as a complement to orthopedic surgery.
HOW IT WORKS
Everyone’s blood is composed of the same key components: red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma and platelets. Platelets are the essential component that PRP therapy relies on to potentially heal chronic injuries and relieve pain.
Platelets are an incredible army of cells that circulate in your blood. They are primarily recognized for controlling bleeding. However, they also release over 1500 growth factors and proteins that facilitate wound healing and tissue repair. Platelet-rich plasma therapy works by isolating and concentrating the platelets within your own blood and selectively injecting them into injured areas, triggering your body’s natural healing process and thereby reducing inflammation and pain.
We continue to vigorously study PRP while collaborating with other field-leading colleagues to determine optimal preparations and applications. We have now learned that joints, tendons, muscles, and nerves each require specific and unique PRP formulations for best results, which are routinely incorporated into our treatments.