PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is a non-surgical technique to restore health to injured structures like tendons, joints, or muscles. It is your own blood, passed through a process that concentrates the platelets, and healing factors. This is then carefully injected back into the injured area, and this then helps to speed up the healing, using you own body’s blood. In addition to increased concentration of platelets, the resulting serum that is injected back into your own body has increased levels of a variety of growth factors. These growth factors have been shown to increase the rate at which tissue heals.
What conditions can be treated using PRP?
– Chronic tendonitis such as Achilles Tendonitis or Plantar Fasciitis
– Acute injuries of tendon, ligament or muscle, and even bone fractures
– During surgery PRP is sometimes used to increase the rate of healing of the tissues.
Many professional athletes have used PRP as part of their recovery from injuries. These include Tiger Woods, Olympic swimmer Dara Torres, Tennis Stars Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova, NBA players such as Stephen Curry and Kobe Bryant.
Please contact us if you would like to try this treatment on your injury.