Whether you’ve sprained a ligament in your knee or suffer from osteoarthritis, pain can leave you struggling with day-to-day responsibilities and affect your overall health and wellness. Luckily, there are non-surgical, state-of-the-art therapies offered by the Vein and Laser Institute that can treat your pain.
One such treatment gaining popularity for pain management is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, a minimally-invasive procedure that relieves pain by promoting long-lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions.
When you sustain an injury, the body’s natural response is to send platelets to heal the damaged tissue. PRP stimulates this same healing response in a much more potent form. An incredible 1 billion platelets are delivered in each dose, a much larger concentration than what naturally exists. This accelerates the healing process and creates a more thorough restoration of damaged tissue.
Blood is drawn and put into a centrifuge that separates it into different components. Using ultrasound guidance, the PRP is injected directly into the injured area, using your concentrated platelets and growth factors to stimulate and enhance your body’s healing response to treat acute injury, inflammation or chronic degenerative disease. Because PRP comes from your own blood, there is no concern for adverse reactions.
PRP therapy can be used to help different areas of a your body heal, including hip, knee, spine, wrist, and more. Different injuries—some more intense than others—can benefit from this therapy: ACL and ligament tears; Osteoarthritis; plantar fasciitis..
The entire process takes no more than 30 minutes, is done in one of Vein & Laser’s outpatient locations and, while there may be mild discomfort in the injection site, patients leave able to continue with their daily routines.
This non-surgical procedure has proven to be even more effective than invasive surgeries and other injections like steroids, without the complications and downtime. Because all components found in PRP are naturally occurring substances found in the blood, there is no risk of adverse reaction. Relief is not immediate; it does take a few weeks to feel a noticeable improvement in pain. But in the long run, 93% of patients surveyed were satisfied with the outcome and completely avoided surgery to fix the problem.
If you’re thinking of treating your injury with PRP therapy, contact the Vein & Laser Institute for a consultation. The highly-trained staff will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision to begin your healing process in a relaxed, comfortable environment.
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