PRP Therapy For Healing and Pain
- Posted on: Jun 15 2019
The more we learn about the human body, the more amazed we are about how well it takes care of us. And while we’re able to heal from broken bones, torn ligaments, and all sorts of other concerns, it does take a bit of work for us to set up ourselves for optimal healing. We need to know what provides the best environment for healing so we can speed it up. Keep reading to learn about one of the best ways to promote healing and pain reduction.
What is PRP?
PRP is something that naturally occurs in our bodies. It is just one part of your blood, called the platelets. Platelets are important to our health because they help blood clot, and they’re full of powerful proteins. These proteins, also called growth factors, help your body heal after it has been injured. PRP therapy helps give you a higher dose than normal of these powerful proteins, so you can heal quicker.
What injuries can PRP treat?
PRP can be used to treat many injuries. It’s especially useful for soft tissue injuries like torn ligaments and damaged joint tissues. You may find PRP therapy helpful after a sports injury, a car accident, or an injury that occurs at work. PRP can even help heal broken bones faster in some cases.
Where does PRP come from?
The PRP comes from your own blood, so there’s no risk of allergic reaction or other common negative side effects. First, we draw a vial of blood from your arm. Then, we use a centrifuge system to separate the platelets from the rest of your blood.
How does the PRP treatment process work?
We then inject the concentrated platelets into the injured area. Then, we simply wait for you to heal.
If you have more questions about your injury and if PRP therapy can help, call us today at 630-568-3862 to schedule a consultation. Some issues must be treated quickly with PRP for it to be effective, but other injuries may benefit from PRP even if they’ve been hanging around for quite a while.
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