Understanding the Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Pain Management 

PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy is an invasive treatment to promote soft tissue regeneration. It is a regenerative medicine that offers an optimal healing process to numerous injuries and helps relieve pain.

Platelet-rich Plasma is autologous blood containing platelet concentrations above baseline levels. PRP has many growth factors. The plasma draws the blood from the patient to use in the treatment.

The healthcare practitioner places the collected blood in a special centrifuge to disconnect the platelets and create the PRP-concentrated substance. Once the practitioner achieves the most suitable concentration, they inject the PRP substance into the affected area.

Since the PRP substances contain the patient’s blood and use their platelets as PRP injection, they do not cause any side effects or adverse reactions. They are safe, reliable, and effective in pain relief and reduce inflammation and discomfort.

Advanced PRP therapy employs high platelet concentration rich in growth factors. It reduces pain and improves damaged tissue repairs. Such treatments also help improve the healing process of all types of injuries.

PRP supplies natural proteins, cytokines, and other bioactive growth substances to the injured area and cures wounds or damaged soft tissues. Some conditions where Platelet-rich Plasma therapy can help patients include:

  • Osteoarthritis and degenerative knee disease
  • Hand injuries like texting thumb, skier’s thumb, or carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Join disease or spinal disc
  • Tendonitis, including Achilles tendonitis
  • Ligaments sprains or torn ligaments caused by occupational, sports, or other injuries
  • Elbow conditions like tennis elbow or golfer
  • Shoulder conditions like labral tears, osteoarthritis, and partial rotator cuff tear.

Besides the above conditions, PRP therapy benefits athletes injured while playing or people with orthopedic conditions. The Platelet-rich plasma treatment aims to help minimize joint degenerations, pain progression, and tissue deterioration.