Soft tissues injuries are a significant cause of pain, decreased mobility, and decreased productivity. While many of these injuries are caused by accidents (such as whiplash from car crashes) many more are caused by simple everyday maneuvers such as getting out of a chair.
Traditionally, such soft tissues injuries were simply allowed to heal by themselves over time. While doctors often prescribe pain medication or anti-inflammatory drugs to deal with the discomfort, they relied on the body’s own healing process to fix the underlying issue.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a way to boost or supercharge that natural healing process so that injuries may heal faster and better than if left alone.
What is PRP Therapy?
Platelets are cells within your blood which generally play a role in clotting. They’re also essential for the healing process (including cell recruitment and multiplication).
PRP treatment involves removing a portion of the patient’s own blood, increasing the concentration of platelets within that sample (by spinning in a centrifuge), then reinjecting this high-potency healing serum back into the body where it’s needed.
Who Can Benefit from PRP Therapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can benefit individuals suffering from a number of injuries and even chronic pain due to osteoarthritis. PRP Therapy has been successfully used to quickly alleviate the pain associated with:
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- ACL Injuries
- Tennis Elbow
- Ankle Sprains
- Chronic Plantar Fasciitis
This natural treatment is gentle on the body because it doesn’t introduce any foreign compounds or chemicals—platelets already exist within your body. This means there are much fewer side effects, the treatments may be better tolerated, and generally work better to repair injuries as well as alleviate the pain.
Learn More About Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)
If you would like to learn more about PRP Therapy and how it can help you heal, please visit our website at www.PureVitalityCenter.com If you would like to see if PRP Therapy is right for you, call us at 310-820-7925 to schedule a health consultation. It’s our goal to keep you looking and feeling your best and PRP Therapy is just one of the options available that can help do just that.
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