Learn About PRP
PRP (platelet-rich-plasma) is a non-surgical procedure, that helps to treat underlying issues around pain. The process involves an injection in-and-around the injured tissue, which helps to accelerate healing and recovery around acute and chronic pains from conditions. During these treatments we take a patient’s blood then spin it in a centrifuge. Gold liquid surfaces to the top, which is platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This contains about 8-times the absorption of regular platelet levels.
PRP has multiple (and different) growth factors, along with added cytokines that stimulate the recovery process around soft tissues like tendons, ligament, and muscles. This concentrated PRP is injected into the patient’s injured or damaged area, where it stimulates a person’s body to heal itself.
The therapy has proven to be effective and safe in treating injuries and conditions like:
- Knee arthritis (Osteoarthritis)
- Meniscus tears, patellar tendonitis, and cartilage defects in the knees
- Partial shoulder tears and rotator cuff tendinitis
- Hip girdle muscle issues, hamstring tendonitis
- Lower back pain, neck pain, sacroiliac joint pain, facet joint arthritis
- Lateral and medial epicondylitis in the elbows (tennis and golfer’s elbow)
- Ligament sprains in the hands and wrist and carpal tunnel syndrome
- Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and sprains in the ankles and feet
Why use PRP injections?
Platelet injections are another treatment option to avoid surgery. Candidates for this type of procedure are ones who prefer a less invasive alternative to surgery, or someone who is simply unable to undergo an operation. It helps speed up the healing process and is far less painful than surgery.
Are these injections SAFE?
Yes, these injections are safe! As patients use their own blood components during the platelet injections process, no foreign substances are being injected into the body; therefore, they are considered to be quite safe.
Is PRP is right for you? Here are some things to consider:
- You have strains, tears, or sprains of muscles, tendons, or ligaments (acute conditions)
- You have pain that’s lasted for a minimum of three months (chronic conditions)
- Examination results and symptoms are consistent with your diagnosis
- Your pain persists, despite standard non-surgical procedures
- You want to avoid or delay surgery
While PRP is not covered by health insurance, the good news is that the procedure is somewhat cost-effective, and Orange Wellness does provide flexible financing options.