Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP, is an all-natural form of pain relief that can reduce a whole host of pains and ailments. These pains are mostly related to damaged or degraded tissue that PRP can help the body heal. Some of these pains include torn ligaments, plantar fasciitis, damaged cartilage, and neuropathy. PRP therapy can help relieve so much because it makes use of one of the body’s natural healing abilities. Because of this, PRP can be used throughout the body to speed up and enhance healing. It allows you to feel better faster.
Since PRP is an all-natural form of pain relief, there is little risk in using it, and it tends to have very little downtime after a treatment. Afterward, you’ll more than likely be able to quickly go back to your normal life, feeling better than ever. If you have pain in any of the areas listed above, consider PRP as a possible treatment.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy: How it Works
Now that you know what PRP is, how does it work? PRP therapy takes advantage of what naturally exists in our bodies. In particular, what exists in our blood, specifically the platelets in our blood. These platelets are already a part of the body’s natural healing process and are one of the first responders to damage.
PRP is made by taking some blood from the patient and rapidly spinning it, in a centrifuge, until it’s a plasma heavy in these platelets. Hence the name platelet-rich plasma. This is then injected where it is needed, giving that damaged part of the body the platelets it needs to heal. This plasma can help speed up the recovery process or even relieve pain that wouldn’t have healed as easily on its own. That’s why PRP is effective against pain related to damaged or degraded tissue. Since PRP is made from the patient’s own blood, there’s little risk for the body rejecting it. It is a simple but effective form of pain relief.
If you are interested in learning more about this procedure and the benefits that come along with it, contact our office today!