Platelet-Rich Plasma – The Star Treatment:
Perhaps you’ve already heard about Platelet-Rich Plasma, as several high-profile athletes have used it to treat their injuries. According to the Wall Street Journal, golf legend Tiger Woods received PRP injections in his left knee before four majors. Pittsburgh Steelers Troy Polamalu and Hines Ward used PRP to treat a strained calf and a sprained knee ligament, respectively, before the team went on to win the Super Bowl. But PRP isn’t just for sports stars. You, too, can benefit from this powerful emerging treatment.
Platelet-Rich Plasma – What is it?
PRP a drug-free therapy that uses your own blood to regenerate damaged tissue. The procedure involves drawing one to two ounces of blood from your vein and spinning it in a centrifuge. This process separates out the plasma and platelets—tiny cells that are the body’s first responders to soft-tissue injury. Then we take this potent healing solution and inject it into your body at the site of injury. Almost right away, PRP sparks the repair of injured tissue by temporarily increasing inflammation and attracting stem cells. The result is fast, effective pain relief and healing—and, ultimately, a return to your body’s normal functioning and mobility.
Platelet-Rich Plasma – In the News:
Platelet-Rich Plasma is a relatively new therapy, yet it’s already backed by some good clinical studies. In February 2013, the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine published a study showing that PRP improved pain and function in up to 73% of patients with knee osteoarthritis. And a December 2013 study in Global Advances in Health and Medicine concluded that PRP resulted in safe, significant, and sustained improvement in rotator cuff tendinopathy.
Platelet-Rich Plasma – My Experience:
I’ve been using Platelet-Rich Plasma injections to treat patients for over six years, and I’ve seen amazing results. It’s a win-win solution: Because the treatment uses your own blood, you have virtually no risk of transmissible infection or allergic reaction. PRP is also 100% natural, with no side effects. But the true test of this breakthrough therapy is the outcome—real healing and relief from pain. I’ve seen a lot of happy faces as a result of PRP. I’ve seen people regain function, and get their lives back.
Platelet-Rich Plasma can treat a wide range of conditions: arthritic joints, shoulder pain, low back pain, tennis elbow, degenerative disc disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, joint/tendon/ligament tears, ACL tears, plantar fasciitis, and more. (I also use it cosmetically to enhance collagen production in the skin for a natural “face-lift.”)
One last tip: The earlier the treatment, the better your outcome will be. This is especially true with degenerative issues like osteoarthritis. Instead of letting these serious conditions worsen over time, destroying cartilage and other tissues, you can stop them in their tracks with PRP.
If you or someone you know could use this kind of treatment, talk to me—and let the healing begin.
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