PRP Therapy 101

PRP Therapy 101

If you’ve ever injured a knee or an ankle, you know how long, drawn out healing can be. When you’re in pain, you do not want to wait for it to end. Well, here is the good news. PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy can speed up the healing process by using your body’s own restorative abilities.

Injuries PRP can be used for

PRP is fast emerging as a treatment for –

  • ACL and MCL injuries
  • knee pain
  • knee arthritis
  • spine injuries
  • rotator cuff tears
  • pelvic pain
  • back and neck injuries
  • tennis elbow, and more

Effectiveness of PRP

Many professional athletes have benefitted from the treatment. Tiger Woods received PRP therapy injections while Kobe Bryant underwent a similar treatment in 2013.

What is PRP?

PRP therapy involves taking a sample of your blood, centrifuging it to concentrate your blood’s platelets. Using an ultrasound, the platelets are directly injected into the injured area.

Where they release growth and healing factors, which aid healing.

Are you a Candidate for PRP Injections?

If you’ve been unable to experience relief with non-surgical treatments and want to avoid surgery, PRP therapy can help.


PRP can treat injuries from sports and other activities, such as climbing stairs. You may also be a candidate if you have nagging pain from previous injuries like tripping and landing on your knee, or being involved in a car accident.


To learn more about PRP injection therapy in Chicago, call The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute at 855-340-7836 Now. TRSCI specializes in the use of adipose (fat) derived stem cells. The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute is devoted to advancing successful outcomes and quality care in the area of adult stem cell regenerative medicine.

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