What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a safe, effective and all natural way to heal damaged joints and soft tissue in order to alleviate chronic pain. PRP consists of a small sample of your own blood, spun in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets and then injected into the injured area. PRP has been used for over 20 years in numerous surgical fields to enhance bone grafting, accelerate wound healing and reduce the risk of infection after surgery. Medical research and intensive studies are leading the way to the tremendous benefits offered by PRP for joint pain, soft tissue injuries, low back disc degeneration, and arthritis, with the goal of enhancing the body’s ability to naturally heal itself.
How can it help you?
There are many research articles indicating the effect of PRP on muscle and tendon where one study indicated PRP reduces pain and significantly increases function, exceeding the effect of corticosteroid injection recovery. “Positive Effect of an Autologous Platelet Concentrate in Lateral Epicondylitis in a Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial”
How effective is it?
Certain research indicated according to the ‘visual analog scores, 24 of the 49 patients (49%) in the corti- costeroid group and 37 of the 51 patients (73%) in the PRP group were successful One part of the holistic treatment for best recovery’
Is this the right treatment for you?
No matter your age, activity level or condition, no one should have to live with pain. At A Healthy Step Clinic we have used PRP to treat people in all phases of life, including:
- Youth / amateur / professional athletes
- “Weekend warriors” and other generally active people
- Workers injured on the job
- People of any age with chronic joint, tendon or ligament pain
PRP therapy can be used to treat a variety of acute and chronic injuries, including but not limited to:
- Knee osteoarthritis
- Achilles tendinitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL) tears
- Acute and chronic tendon problems
- Injuries to ligaments and muscles