Most of the time, people go in search of a regenerative medicine or a non-surgical treatment to fix what ails them. You do not have to do that. Why look for a regenerative medicine, when Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is available? PRP therapy is like a “use your blood to heal yourself” treatment. PRP therapy is a treatment that injects platelet-rich plasma protein extracted from your own blood which contains growth factors that can naturally stimulate cellular growth back into your body system. The platelet- rich plasma protein is obtained through a process the scientists call “differential centrifugation”.This therapy does not necessarily have a limitation to a particular health sector. A dermatologist, a dentist or an orthopedic specialist can use PRP therapy for their specific practice. PRP can be injected into your muscles or the areas where you are feeling pain and it will relieve your pain within a few weeks and give the impaired tissue a rapid healing.
PRP Therapy Treats Orthopedic Conditions
Orthopedic patients who suffer from skeletal discomfort as a result of a disorder of the bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and nerves can find relief with PRP.
Is an inflammation of the cartilage or joints that causes pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints. If you are suffering from arthritis or degenerative knee cartilage, injecting PRP into your knee will help minimize friction in the joint, make new cartilages grow thereby reducing your pain.
A Torn Ligament
When the PRP therapy is used in treating a torn ligament, it will heal the stretched out tissue that is connecting your joints and bone together. If the tissue is torn beyond healing, PRP will stimulate the growth of a new and stronger tissue and ease your pain.
PRP therapy is very effective for this defect. When injected in your muscle, it allows your tissue to grow rapidly and connects your muscle back to your bone.
Injuries from Sport or Exercises
You can have minor injuries while exercising. If you have a tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis or minor injuries affecting the rotator cuff, you can have an orthopedic doctor treat you with PRP therapy. It will help your tissues regenerate and relieve your pain. Your orthopedic doctor can also map out a pain management plan as you continue to play sports or exercise.
Sciatic Nerve Pain
Sciatic nerve pain can lead to pain in the back, buttock or down the leg. It occurs when your nerve roots is moving out of the spinal cord into the lower back. PRP therapy can heal your nerve root and save you from the stress of a surgery.
PRP can also be used to cure common hand injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, skier’s or gamekeepers thumb and texting thumb, chronic pain in any susceptible area such as the neck, lower back, knees or shoulders, instability, loss of balance, stiffness and loss of flexibility/range of motion, etc.
Benefits of PRP Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is a non-surgical approach to treating different types of defects for orthopedic problems. Most of these defects do not necessarily need to undergo surgery with the help of PRP therapy. So, the therapy saves you from the pain of passing through a surgery. The PRP process is not painful and it can be done within 10 minutes.
It is not a temporary solution to your problem; it has a lasting effect on your system. If done properly and it succeeds, you would not have any reason to suffer from the same defect again. PRP stimulates growth, strengthens and feeds the nerve with helpful components. It is a natural means of treatment as the protein is received from your blood and it feeds the impaired area with growth factors. Your body will not react negatively as it cannot reject the protein that was derived from your own blood.
This therapy has been tested and tried by different medical specialties globally and has been proven to be effective. You do not have to be afraid or have any doubt that it would not work for you. This might be the lasting solution you have been looking for to heal your pain. Schedule a consultation with your local orthopedic doctor who specializes in Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy today.