PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is a revolutionary and conservative approach to natural healing. You may have heard about PRP from professional athletes who have used this regenerative therapy to get “back in the game” sooner than with traditional methods.
PRP has been shown to relieve pain and to accelerate healing of injured tissues and joints. The purpose is to merge this technology with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Blood is composed of red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. The concentration of platelets, or growth factors, can be 5 to 10 times more useful in the healing process than whole blood. Platelets play a critical role in healing soft tissue injuries and pain as well as cartilage degeneration in arthritis and labrum tears in joints. The healing factors of PRP stimulate blood flow to help restore the compromised tendons or cartilage and boost the healing process.
With advanced techniques, we are able to concentrate these platelets and their growth factors and inject them back into the problematic area.