13 Aug PRP Therapy – Your Best Shot at Rapid Healing
Did you know that the platelets in your blood not only aid clotting in case of an injury, but also facilitate healing?
Platelets are a rich source of several natural growth factors that heal wounds, repair cartilage and promote bone and tissue regeneration. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy uses this healing ability of the platelets to treat a number of orthopedic injuries and conditions. The procedure involves injecting platelets, taken from your blood and concentrated, into the site of pain or injury.
PRP therapy can –
- relieve pain
- reduce swelling
- increase range of motion
- improve balance and coordination
- increase flexibility
- accelerate post-surgical recovery
Patients that can benefit from PRP Therapy
Since PRP therapy can speed up healing, it can be utilized to treat a number of orthopedic conditions, such as –
- Orthopedic injuries
- Chronic Joint Pain
- Degenerative Conditions
- Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Strains and Sprains
- Ligament Tears
Many clinical studies have shown the effectiveness of PRP. The NFL (National Football League) and NBA (National Basketball Association) have found PRP to be a reasonable treatment that does not represent a performance enhancing drug. In a randomized controlled trial, where PRP was used for chronic tennis elbow, 76% patients reported success at 12 weeks in the PRP group as compared to the control group that received a steroidal injection and did not prove as effective. In addition, PRP had an 85% efficacy rate at the 2-year follow-up visit.
To learn more about regenerative therapy, such as Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP therapy in Chicago, call The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute at 855-340-7836 Now. The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute is devoted to advancing successful outcomes and quality care in the area of adult stem cell regenerative medicine.