All About PRP Therapy
If you’re suffering from conditions such as but not limited to a sprained knee or tendon injuries, your first port of call for treatment might be surgery or even medication. While these options have their uses, they also come with risks and disadvantages, such as extensive recovery time or even medication dependency. An alternative that is minimally invasive and does away with medication is platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Read on to find out if this is the right therapy solution for you.
What Is PRP?
PRP is a regenerative medical treatment in which a small amount of the patient’s own blood is extracted, separated and concentrated for its growth factors and plasma, and reinserted into the target area of the body for healing.
Everybody’s blood contains plasma in addition to red and white blood cells. They are important for forming blood clots. Plasma also contains growth factors, which are important for regenerative medicine in helping to regenerate and relieve your condition. By concentrating and reinserting plasma into the affected location of the body, your plasma is being transferred in great quantities to the part of the body where plasma is needed the most to start the healing process.
The growth factors stimulate cell growth to allow your tissue to repair. Once repaired, your pain will fade away and you will be able to regain your normal range of movement.
How Does PRP Work?
PRP works by sending growth factors and other regenerative properties into the target area, which signals the body to heal the affected area. This increases blood flow, stimulates cell growth, and consequently tissue regeneration. This treatment has been used in treating shoulder tears, osteoarthritis, tendon injuries, ligament injuries, and many other tissue-related conditions.
PRP procedures are simple and can take place within an outpatient clinic setting: a small amount of your blood is extracted and placed into a centrifuge, which separates and concentrates the amount of plasma. This is then reinserted into the target area. Within a few weeks, the effects of PRP will start to be felt.
What Does PRP Treat?
PRP is used at Regen Complete as part of a wide-ranging treatment that can include stem cell therapy, laser therapy, and more. While PRP can be helpful on its own, its potential is truly harnessed when combined as part of a complete treatment plan tailored to your desired healthcare outcome.
As part of a regenerative medicine rehabilitation plan, we can use PRP as a ‘booster shot’, meaning we can stimulate healing over a longer period of time by administering growth factors at regular intervals.
If you have been experiencing pain in your tissue or joints and you are looking for a minimally-invasive treatment to repair and recover, kick-start your healing today and contact us to find out how we can help.