Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are a type of regenerative medicine that can offer a holistic approach to joint discomfort management. Since the plasma is taken from the patient’s own body, PRP Injections offer a natural alternative to traditional methods.
How Do PRP Injections Work?
PRP injections involve taking a small sample of the patient’s blood and separating the platelets. The platelets are then injected into the affected joint or area of injury. PRP injections are thought to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing process. The platelets in PRP contain growth factors that can help to repair and regenerate damaged tissue.
PRP injections have been shown to be effective in treating a variety of joint and musculoskeletal injuries, including but not limited to:
– Knee pain
– Achilles tendonitis
– Rotator cuff tears
– Ligament sprains
What Are the Benefits of PRP Injections?
PRP injections offer a number of potential benefits for those suffering from joint pain. Because PRP injections use the patient’s own blood, there is no risk of rejection or allergic reaction. PRP injections can also be an effective treatment for joint pain that has not responded to other types of treatment, such as physical therapy or medication. Additionally, PRP injections can help to speed up the healing process and provide long-lasting relief from joint pain.
Are There Any Risks Associated with PRP Injections?
PRP injections are a relatively safe and low-risk procedure. However, as with any medical treatment, there are some potential risks and side effects associated with PRP injections. These risks and side effects may include:
– Pain or swelling at the injection site
It is important to consult with a board-certified orthopaedic physician with experience performing the procedure. You should also make sure to follow all post-treatment instructions to help ensure a successful outcome. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Strasburger to determine whether or not PRP injections are the best course of action to manage your joint discomfort.