How much pain is too much? The answer is different for everyone. No two people experience pain the same way, which is why a personalized approach to pain control is the best approach. An effective pain management strategy is based on what works best for you.
At Orthopedix MD, we have found platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to be a highly individualized technique that can relieve pain and speed up healing time. It’s individualized because it targets pain at the exact area where you are experiencing it.
Before deciding to try PRP therapy, there are a few things you should know.
PRP therapy is an injection of concentrated platelets made from your own blood. It’s considered a natural healing technique, with minimal to no risk involved. We will numb the area where you are getting the injection, so you won’t feel a thing.
Many professional athletes have shared success stories about how PRP therapy healed their injuries. You can expect to have a similar success story. From ligament, tendon, and cartilage injuries to osteoarthritis, PRP therapy helps to regenerate healthy tissue and promote pain relief.
Finding an orthopedic practice that offers PRP injection therapy is rare. Orthopedix MD offers PRP therapy for patients because we have seen amazing results first-hand with this treatment. Because we are an early adopter of the technique, we will always be one of the most experienced.
How does PRP therapy work?
Platelets play a critical role in healing. More specifically, platelet proteins known as growth factors are responsible for accelerating the healing process. Platelets circulate in your blood at all times. When you have a cut or injury, platelets are first on the scene to stop the bleeding. Platelets also signal stem cells to the site of injury, which advances the healing process. Stem cells help to rebuild damaged tissues.
PRP therapy is like giving your body extra resources to repair the damage. We deliver a concentrated dose of platelets right where you need the healing to happen. The result is rapid healing and pain relief for orthopedic conditions.
You might be a candidate for PRP therapy if:
- You have wounds or injuries that never fully healed
- You need to speed up your recovery time without risking re-injury
- You want to postpone or eliminate the need for surgery
- You are not able to have surgery due to your age or health status