PRP Joint Injections
Platelet Rich Platelet Rich Plasma is a type of Regenerative Injection Therapy used to treat many soft tissue injuries (tendons and ligaments).
Doctors use PRP therapy to treat osteoarthritis. The theory is that the platelet rich plasma might inhibit inflammation and slow down the progression of osteoarthritis. It is believed that it stimulates the formation of new cartilage, increases the production of natural lubricating fluid in the joint, thereby easing painful joints friction.
What is the difference between PRP injections and a Cortizone shot?
This is NOT the same as a cortisone injection; cortisone injections are only temporary pain relievers that do not alter the underlying cause of the pain. However, PRP offers pain relief, tissue regeneration and healing, and has a longer healing and pain relief time.
Most procedures including plasma therapy for joints take 30-35 minutes. Healing takes place over the course of a few weeks and months.
We treat the following musculoskeletal conditions with PRP:
- Shoulder pain
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Knee pain/bursitis
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Chronic ankle pain
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