You may have heard of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), but do you know the ways this innovative treatment can boost your health and wellness? The team at SM Medical Group @ The Regenerative Health & Wellness Center in Voorhees, New Jersey, incorporates PRP therapy into many aspects of sports medicine, podiatry, and orthopedic care. Schedule an appointment online or by phone today to learn more.
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a preparation of your blood that can speed healing and promote swift cellular turnover. It’s also among the most exciting areas of medical practice today and is the focus of ongoing research.
Along with red and white blood cells, your platelets are one of the solid components of your blood. Plasma is the primary liquid component.
Platelets work to enable blood clotting. They also contain a wealth of growth factors, special proteins that help wounds heal faster.
Platelet-rich plasma is created by drawing a small sample of your blood and spinning it in a medical centrifuge. That spinning separates the solids from the liquids, making it easier to remove the platelets and place them into the newly cleared plasma.
Once prepared, PRP is drawn into syringes and injected into targeted areas of your body.
PRP can stimulate your natural healing function and provide pain relief in many areas of your body, but certain tissues respond to this approach better than others. SM Medical Group @ The Regenerative Health & Wellness Center may inject PRP into:
Because damage to these joint components is so common, PRP injections are becoming a preferred approach. One benefit of this treatment option is the chance to achieve healing without having to rely on pharmaceutical pain medications.
Another benefit is the incredibly low risk of side effects. Because your blood produces the components of PRP injections, your body won’t reject treatment.
Yet another benefit of PRP therapy is the ability to integrate these injections into other treatment options. Many men and women visit SM Medical Group @ The Regenerative Health & Wellness Center for PRP injections prior to beginning a course of physical therapy. The ability to hasten healing can help you get the most from physical therapy with less pain.
You can also use platelet-rich plasma in conjunction with Multiwave Locked System (MLS) Laser Therapy. Both options address inflammation and healing, and together they can pack a powerful punch.
If you have questions about the role the platelet-rich plasma can play in your treatment path, visit SM Medical Group @ The Regenerative Health & Wellness Center for a one-on-one consultation. Scheduling takes just moments online or over the phone, so don’t delay.