PRP Joint Injections can be performed in muscles, tendons, and ligaments over the entire body, it has a wide range of uses. Some of the more common ones are:
- Tennis elbow
- ACL tears and other knee injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Rotator cuff tears
- Achilles tendinitis and tears
- Quadriceps and hamstring tears
PRP Joint Injections have minimal side effects — as PRP stimulates and directs the body’s own natural healing function.
PRP can initiate a healing response and the first phase of healing involves inflammation. As a result, PRP may initially cause stiffness and mild swelling that can potentially last for up to one week. Anti-inflammatory medications are discouraged for up to two weeks after the procedure to allow for an adequate natural inflammatory response. Ice, acetaminophen (Tylenol), and prescribed pain medications can be used if necessary. Activity involving the injured body part as well as flying travel is discouraged during the first week for precautionary reasons. Physical therapy can begin one week after PRP joint treatment.
The majority of patients will require 1-3 sets of blood plasma treatment with each injection spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Depending on your injury, PRP joint treatment typically takes anywhere from weeks to months before there is an initial noticeable effect.
PREPARING FOR FIRST PRP
FINISHED PRP FOR INJECTIONS
How many sessions of PRP do I need?
Most patients will require 1-3 sets of PRP injections. Each set of treatments is spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
When should I call a doctor?
Recent advances in PRP technology have made it possible for Regenerative Medicine & Biologics Institute to promote healing, reduce inflammation and speed recovery without surgery.
Without PRP, injured tissues are often unable to repair themselves because they lack adequate blood supply. By using PRP, RMB is able to provide the body with the enriched blood it would naturally produce to heal itself under normal circumstances. Don’t live with pain — contact us today.