Many of our patients are dealing with pain from a number of medical conditions, but there is an option to help relieve pain through platelet rich plasma (PRP).
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) involves using injections of your own concentrated platelets, protein-releasing bodies, and other healing growth factors that aid the body in resolving certain inflammatory conditions.
PRP is a concentration of platelet cells taken from your blood, and these platelets have growth factors that may help in the healing process of chronic injuries or pain related symptoms. Growth factors are chemicals that signal the body to initiate a healing response. By injecting PRP into pain related areas, the hope is to stimulate and optimize your body’s ability to heal the painful condition.
Platelet rich plasma injections can be used for the following conditions:
• Knee Injuries
• Shoulder Pain
• Hip and Spine Pain
• Back and Neck Injuries
• Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
• Pelvic Pain and Instability
• Tennis Elbow & Other Elbow Pain
• Ankle Pain Including Sprains
• Other Painful Conditions
PRP can be injected into the pain related area or a mixture of PRP and local anesthetic can be injected directly into this inflamed tissue. Afterwards, the pain at the area of injection may actually increase for the first week or two, and it may be several weeks before the patient feels a beneficial effect. PRP may also be used to improve healing after surgery for some injuries.
*PRP injections are an in-office procedure that require administering PRP to the area of injury or pain. For more information on PRP and how it can help you, contact our office today at (847) 289-8822 or visit our contact page.