Platelet-Rich Plasma, commonly referred to as PRP therapy, is a non-operative procedure for conditions such as ligament sprains and tears and arthritis. It can even be used for skin rejuvenation and hair restoration. Utilizing the body’s natural healing process, the therapy involves an injection of platelets into damaged ligaments, joints, and tendons to promote accelerated healing by promoting tissue growth. There are different applications to this treatment.
Treating unresponsive chronic pains and injuries
If you have relied on pain-reducing medications such as Advil, oral steroids, and aspirin for far too long without much improvement in your condition, then you are better off giving PRP therapy a shot. PRP treatment can help patients who are not responding positively to other options overcome stiffness, chronic pain, sleep and workout troubles, and other limitations. It achieves this by stimulating purposeful healing near damaged tissues to promote the re-growth of new fibers.
Managing tendonitis symptoms
Studies indicate that 30-50 percent of all sports-related injuries are tendon disorders that tend to be unresponsive to treatment after some time. PRP therapy has been applied to treat most sports-related injuries such as lateral or medial epicondylitis, ulnar collateral and radial collateral ligament tears, and extensor or flexor tendonitis.
Treating osteoarthritis symptoms
Studies indicate that subjecting osteoarthritis and degenerative disease patients to PRP therapy can result in the restoration of hyaluronic acid concentrations, and improved angiogenesis in return, which is vital for reversing damage to the joints and disease progression.
Treating plantar fasciitis and runner’s knee
Alongside treating knee pain due to osteoarthritis, PRP therapy can also be used to treat trauma or sports-related leg or knee pains such as plantar fasciitis and “refractory jumper’s knee.” A study showed that administering PRP therapy on three occasions, two weeks apart, in combination with standard physical therapy resulted in significant improvement in the patients’ conditions.
Treatment of skin and hair problems
PRP therapy is widely used to treat dull or aging skin, as well as hair loss.
Overall, PRP therapy is a safe treatment option for many conditions. The therapy utilizes the patient’s own blood, eliminating the risk of allergic reactions. Want to benefit from Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment? Talk to the team at New Concepts Medical PC in Wappingers Falls. Contact us today to book an appointment.