PRP therapy involves drawing a patient’s own blood, separating the growth factors and other cytokines from the rest of the blood and reintroducing it to the injury site to stimulate the healing process in a damaged tendon or joint. Doctors draw a small amount of blood from a patient’s arm and spin it in a centrifuge, which isolates platelets and plasma containing natural growth factors and healing proteins. The PRP is then injected into the injured area to initiate cartilage, tendon, and muscle and tissue regeneration. If you need PRP for Sports Injuries in Palm Beach Gardens or near by, we can help. Having performed hundreds of treatments of PRP for Sports Injuries in Jupiter, we're the local experts in Palm Beach County.
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PRP is typically used to treat chronic, ongoing injuries, such as hamstring and Achilles tendon problems. The worse the tendon degeneration is, the better PRP tends to work. Patients should try traditional protocols first: ice, rest, biomechanical adjustments, and physical therapy. If those fail, PRP can be life-changing. The results are nothing short of amazing.
How effective is PRP? A review in the journal Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology evaluated the effectiveness of PRP in sports-medicine cases and concluded that PRP may help connective tissue heal even when other treatments have failed. In a recent case study that treated more than 300 athletes using PRP, there were positive results in most all of the cases. Everyone can benefit from PRP and the risks associated with it are close to zero since you are using you own blood.
How Does PRP Work?
The inflamed/injured area/tissue can be directly injected with the PRP, thus improving the healing by treating the injured area with PRP to promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. Basically, it can be applied to various musculoskeletal problems.
What Conditions are Treated with PRP?
PRP is mostly used in the treatment of Chronic Tendon Injuries, Acute Ligament and Muscle Injuries, Surgery, Knee Arthritis, or Fractures. It has also shown to be excellent for hair restoration, ED, non-surgical facial rejuvenation and even osteoarthritis.
PRP therapy works best for chronic ligament and tendon sprains and strains that have not benefited from other treatments, but we've seen tremendous progress and results in other conditions such as:
• Lumbar spine disc pain
• Rotator cuff injuries, including partial-thickness
• Shoulder pain and instability
• Tennis and golfer’s elbow
• Hamstring and hip strains
• Knee sprains and instability
• Patellar tendonitis
• Ankle sprains
• Achilles tendonitis & plantar fasciitis
• Knee, hip, & other joint injuries