Treatment time: 45 minutes
Recovery time: Minimal
Why PRP: Blood naturally contains special growth factors and proteins that support the repair and regeneration of damaged tissue. Unfortunately, areas in the body such as joints, tendons and ligaments typically get more limited blood flow and are therefore slower to heal on their own. When a PRP therapy in Florida injects PRP directly into an injury site, it encourages the growth and regeneration of new, healthy cells and can dramatically accelerate the body’s natural healing process.
The PRP Process: PRP is prepared by taking a tube of a patient’s own blood and processing it using a machine called a centrifuge, which spins it at a high rate of speed to heavily concentrate and activate the platelets. The amount of the blood sample varies based on the planned injection site. These highly concentrated platelets are then injected directly into the injured or malfunctioning treatment area with pinpoint accuracy. This increases the reparative cells in the body and supercharged healing begins.
The Outcomes: PRP injections are routinely deployed for shoulder pain caused by rotator cuff tears, for Achilles tendon ruptures and are reportedly effective in treating many soft-tissue injuries. PRP therapy in Florida is also reputed to enhance function and dramatically reduce pain in people who have tendonitis or chronic conditions such as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow.
PRP treatment in Florida reportedly works very well for ligament and tendon sprains/strains which conservative treatment (physical therapy, rest, medications) hasn’t been able to impact effectively, including:
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Tennis elbow & golfer’s elbow
- Hamstring and hip strains
- Knee sprains, tears and instability
- Patellofemoral syndrome and patellar tendinosis
- Ankle sprains
- Achilles tendinosis & plantar fasciitis
- Knee, hip, and other joint osteoarthritis