What Can PRP Treat?
PRP Injections can treat:
Sciatica, elbow pain, acute partial tears of tendons and ligaments, inflammatory conditions such as tendinopathies, neuropathic pain due to ligament or tendon abnormalties, Pain due to osteoarthritis, partial muscle tears, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff, cervicogenic HA, arthritis to any joint in the body, patelofemoral syndrome, partial tear of ACL and sport injuries to knee and ankle
WHAT IS PRP AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
PRP is a high concentration of platelets surrounded in its own plasma. A small amount of blood is drawn and the red cells are isolated from the platelet-rich plasma.
PRP can help your body recover from tissue damage more quickly by using blood platelets from your own body to promote natural healing. This is because PRP has a high concentration of platelets which contains growth factors that can help rebuild injured tissue.
Once injected into the tissue, it sends signals to the area to begin the healing process: blood flow increases, growth factors arrive, and new cells begin to prosper. It is important to note that PRP injections can be very successful if the treatments are given over a few months and combined with other treatments such as proper rehabilitation.
GROWTH FACTORS IN PRP & THE BENEFITS
Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)
Promotes angiogenesis which is the physiological process involving the growth of new blood vessels.
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
An important signaling protein involved in both vasculogenesis and angiogenesis that may help the growth of blood vessels from pre-existing vasculature.
Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
Promotes angiogenesis, granulation, and epithelialization for the intricate process of Tissue repairing itself after injury.
Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)
Attracts macrophages and fibroblasts to the zone of injury. Promotes collagen growth and proteoglycan synthesis.
Interleukins, Macrophages, Keratinocytes, Endothelial Cells, Lymphocytes, Fibroblasts, Osteoblasts, Basophils, Mast Cells
Activates fibroblast differentiation. Induces collagen and proteoglycan synthesis for healthy cell production and repair of damaged tissues.
What Injuries Can PRP Injections Treat?
Since PRP injections use your own body’s natural healing mechanisms, they’re effective at treating many different injuries. Many individuals who have not had success with other types of surgical procedures are notating maximal success with PRP injections for spine and orthopedic issues. The most commonly treated injuries with the PRP injection method include:
Rotator Cuff Tears
Achilles Tendon Ruptures
Many Other Soft Tissue Injuries
BENEFITS OF PRP INJECTIONS
HEAL TISSUE DAMAGE MORE QUICKLY
PRP can help your body recover from tissue damage more quickly. It uses blood platelets from your own body to promote natural healing due to higher concentration of platelets and growth factors than naturally occurs in your blood
PRP injections also reduce inflammation and pain, and stimulate joint lubrication. This lubrication eases joints’ stiffness and restores more of their overall function. PRP injection is a common treatment option for osteoarthritis in the knees.
HOW MANY INJECTIONS DO I NEED?
PRP treatment may not work or be effective as a single injection. In our clinic, PRP is not offered as a single one-time injection. The treatment is very comprehensive, meaning more than one injection will be required for results.
Cortisone or PRP Injection?
One of the challenges and misconceptions with PRP is that many think it is just like cortisone and the relief they want should be immediate. PRP is NOT just like cortisone. Cortisone has an immediate pain-reducing effect for many people, because it is reducing pain brought on by chronic inflammation. But, Nothing is being healed from cortisone injections.
PRP brings healing through inflammation. When tissue is repaired, the inflammation goes away. Cortisone provides short-term pain relief, PRP is long-term. Cortisone will eventually suppress the body’s natural healing mechanism and send you to knee replacement. PRP will rebuild and repair tissue in the knee and help you avoid a knee replacement or arthroscopic surgery.
Our comprehensive, holistic approach to your health and beauty
Our medical team will provide a comprehensive diagnosis and assessment of the area you would like to perform any procedure. We will discuss all the available options that can either be paired or added for an integrated care of your health and beauty - an approach that will treat you from the inside out. Our team offers naturopathy which can assess your nutrition/diet/lifestyle for optimal skin health, IV therapy and vitamin infusions for rejuvenated skin, medical facials including microneedling and hydrafacials, and more.
All new clients will consult with a certified and trained medical staff in order to properly assess the preferred area of treatment.