If you are an athlete, chances are you have suffered a sports related injury. Every year there are thousands of these (major and minor) injuries on an off the field. Anything from a torn ACL to Golfer’s Elbow can sideline you for days or even weeks.
Unfortunately, many sports injuries have lingering consequences. Stiffness, chronic pain, tenderness, numbness—all of these symptoms can pester your for years after you thought you had recovered. Thankfully, there is a naturopathic way of treating old sports injuries that doesn’t require reopening old wounds.
One Treatment for Many Types of Injury
While the type of injury an athlete suffers often depends on the sport they are playing, many sports injuries are common across different fields of play. For example, both football players and basketball players are prone to ACL injuries, runner’s knee, and Achilles Heel strains and sprains. That is because the activities they engage in (running, jumping, changing directions on a dime) are similar. Thus, the preferred treatment for these types of injuries may be similar as well.
PRP (or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy) has been used for years to treat injuries involving bones, joints, and the surrounding soft tissue. Sports medicine professionals have used this type of therapy to speed up recovery for decades. The injection of intensely concentrated healing and growth factors spurs the body’s own natural repair cycle and helps regenerate new tissue quicker.
Pain management PRP can be used to treat older “recurring” injuries as well. (Recurring injuries are often the result of improper or incomplete healing of the original injury.)
Such treatments after the fact may greatly:
- Decrease occasional swelling
- Decrease chronic pain
- Increase range of motion
- Boost stamina
What’s more, there’s no need for harsh, artificial chemicals or drugs as PRP therapy relies on concentrating the “good stuff” already circulating through your blood.
To learn more about how PRP therapy can treat sports injuries and have you back on the court fast visit www.PurevitalityCenter.com. If you’d like to schedule a wellness assessment or a sports performance consultation call us at 310-820-7925 today.
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