PRP: Sports Injuries and Chronic Pain

PRP is a natural therapy using a patient’s own blood which contains high levels of platelets containing growth factors especially for acceleration in healing and regeneration.

On the rise in recent years, superstar athletes like Ray Lewis, Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriquez and Kobe Bryant are PRP fans.  Even a weekend warrior benefits from the technique of PRP injections to relieve pain and stop inflammation in many musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries.

Sports Injuries and chronic pain including:

  • ACL Injuries
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Back and Neck Injuries
  • Chronic Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tennis Elbow

Thpain managemente goal of PRP in pain management is to reduce or eliminate pain through healing. The platelets in PRP release growth factors that play a vital role in bone healing.

 

Growth factors include Platelet-derived Growth Factor, Transforming Growth Factor-β, Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor as well as several others. Up to 7 types of growth factors as well as cytokines can be found in PRP.

 

soft tissue injuriesPRP injection is exceptionally effective in treating acute soft-tissue injuries or chronic tendinopathy like acute Achilles tendon repair, rotator cuff repair, acute ligament injury, muscle injury, and meniscal repair. PRP stimulates a healing cascade in the broken ligaments, tendons and muscle cartilages, in some cases even bone regeneration.

 

Of course, the best part is, PRP treatments neither require extended stays in hospitals nor a prolonged recovery stage.

 

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