Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a revolutionary non-operative treatment solution that relieves pain by triggering collagen production, localized inflammation and some other essential regenerative processes. This treatment has been gaining so much popularity over the years, especially among recreational and professional athletes and other highly functional and active individuals. PRP therapy provides long lasting, permanent solutions to injuries, allowing them to get back to the competition and regular activities with just minimal to no pain at all.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment?
Platelet Rich Plasma refers to the autologous blood with platelet concentrations above baseline levels that contains various essential growth factors. It is taken directly from the body of the patient, which is often removed from fat tissue or bone marrow, and injected at the affected area. According to studies, the growth factors that are released by platelets can enhance tissue repair, accelerate healing of soft tissues and recruit reparative cells.
PRP treatment has actually been used by many athletes, allowing them to return to the field and compete with rapid healing of the condition.
Who Can Benefit from PRP Therapy?
There are common Orthopedic conditions that can be treated with PRP. These include, but are not limited to the following:
- Achilles tendon
- Osteoarthritis of the Knee
- Pelvic Pain and Instability
- Ankle Sprains
- Ligament Sprains
- Neck and Back Injuries
- Heel Spur Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
At Arizona Integrative Medical Center, our PRP procedures incorporate essentially higher blood platelet concentrations to produce the best possible results for our patients. Because of the purity of the mixture of PRP, there are also guaranteed fewer inflammatory side effects.
How Does PRP Work?
Platelets are vital blood components containing essential proteins called growth factors. Such growth factors play a huge part in the natural healing process of the body through controlling inflammation, clotting, as well as healing and building skin and tissue.
PRP therapy mainly focuses on providing more growth factors to the affected area to trigger natural healing. The process involves preparation of an augmented supply of the own platelets of the patient. The PRP actually contains 5 to 10 times the normal platelet concentrations.
When it is ready, PRP is then injected to the injured area to help promote quick healing and reduce inflammation. The therapy can become a very helpful healing option for those who cannot have or do not want an arthroscopic surgery.
How Can PRP Therapy Help Heal your Body?
- PRP therapy can help individuals who have not responded well to other available treatments to overcome stiffness, ongoing pain, trouble exercising, limited range of motion and some other limitations.
- It is loaded with healing and growth factors, which attract the vital assistance of stem cells and initiate repair.
- The natural healing process of the body intensifies by providing higher concentrations of platelets directly to the injured area
- There is no risk of any transmissible infection because the patient’s own blood is used. The risk of allergic reaction is also very low
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
It takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete the procedure. Patients can have peace of mind knowing that it is performed in a safe and convenient environment. There is no risk of general anesthesia, hospital stays or surgery so you can return to your usual activities or job right after the treatment.
At Arizona Integrative Medical Center, you can always make sure to obtain the best quality services to meet your needs. We are employed with a reliable and excellent team of experts with long years of industry experience to guarantee your satisfaction all the time. Find relief and achieve an improved quality of life with our quality PRP therapy.