PRP Injections

PRP Injections

What are PRP injections?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are a form of regenerative medicine that utilizes the healing properties found in platelets. Platelets, which are a component of your blood, play a crucial role in clotting and contain growth factors.

These concentrated growth factors have healing properties and can promote blood flow to the injured area when injected into a damaged joint. By supporting the body’s natural healing process, PRP injections aid in the recovery of damaged tissues and joints.

What are some of the conditions that can be treated with PRP injections?

PRP injections are used by the Spruce Health Group team to treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendon injuries
  • Ankle pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Wrist pain

You may also find PRP injections beneficial after orthopedic surgery or a sports injury. In cases of tendon or ligament tears, PRP injections can help reduce swelling and discomfort while promoting faster recovery.

Additionally, the team utilizes PRP for anti-aging purposes. By employing FDA-cleared cellular regenerative therapy or PRP, it is possible to enhance elasticity and rejuvenation throughout the body, resulting in a more youthful, healthier, and vibrant appearance of the skin.

What can I anticipate during a PRP appointment?

At the beginning of a PRP appointment, you will undergo a thorough physical examination, where your symptoms and lifestyle will be discussed, along with a review of your medical history. Following the collection of this information, your provider at Spruce Health Group will draw a blood sample from you.

This blood sample is then placed into a centrifuge machine that rapidly spins, separating the plasma from the red blood cells and creating a concentrated platelet solution. Once the centrifuge completes its spinning process, your provider will re-inject the plasma solution into the affected joint, such as the knee, shoulder, or wrist.

Once the concentrated plasma solution is delivered to the targeted area, it works to alleviate pain and promote the healing process.

Do PRP injections cause pain?

PRP injections are generally safe and well-tolerated. If you have a low pain tolerance, it is important to inform your provider at Spruce Health Group. They can take measures to minimize discomfort, such as applying a topical numbing cream or using a PRP solution mixed with a painkiller like lidocaine.

The risk of side effects is minimal since PRP utilizes your own blood. Your provider will provide you with a set of recovery instructions to reduce the possibility of any complications.

To explore further information, schedule an appointment at Spruce Health Group by calling or requesting an appointment for a consultation online today.