PRP Chevy Chase
Platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) is a non-invasive treatment option for individuals who suffer from chronic pain due to musculoskeletal conditions. Platelet rich plasma naturally promotes the healing of the injury or condition. At Pain Arthritis Relief Center, we have successfully treated many Chevy Chase area patients who were frustrated with traditional treatment options that offered no relief to their pain.
Platelet rich plasma therapy has provided positive results for professional and recreational athletes and other individuals who have suffered a painful injury, helping them to heal and return back to their normal activities. PRP also offers positive results for individuals who suffer from arthritis. And unlike steroid injections and other medication treatments, the results of PRP therapy do not wear off over time
What Is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
Platelet rich plasma therapy uses human blood which has been processed in order to produce a concentration of platelets. Platelets are the cells in our blood which provides clotting properties. Platelets also promote healing of ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Human blood is comprised of 93 percent of red blood cells, 6 percent of white blood cells, and 1 percent of plasma and platelets.
Until recently, the critical role that platelets play in healing injuries has not been fully appreciated. When an individual suffers an injury, the body immediately sends platelets to the injured area. Once the platelets hit, they begin repairing, as well as attracting stem cells, to the area.
When platelets are injected into an injured joint, ligaments, or tendons, it helps accelerate the body’s natural healing process. In order to be successful, the platelets need to be separated from red cells and in a concentrated form.
What Types of Injuries Can PRP Therapy Help Heal?
There have been multiple studies which concluded that platelets may increase tissue repair and speed up healing of tissue. Platelet rich plasma therapy has also been used to assist in the proper healing of injured tendons when other therapies have failed to heal the tendons, as well as help repair Achilles tendon and rotator cuff injuries. Multiple clinical trials have shown promising results for spine injuries, disc injuries, and facet joints.
Many individuals who suffer from arthritis have had positive results for relief from chronic pain by undergoing platelet rich plasma therapy. This includes arthritis of the ankle, knee, hip joint, and shoulder. Chronic conditions that PRP therapy can benefit includes:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Ankle sprains
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve entrapment syndromes
- Cervical facet syndrome and pain
- Hip strains
- Knee instability or sprains
- Lumbar facet syndrome and pain
- Lumbar spine disc pain
- Osteoarthritis of the hips, knees, or other joints
- Patellar tendonitis
- Patellofemoral syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction and pain
- Shoulder pain and instability
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow
If you suffer from a chronic painful injury or condition, contact Pain Arthritis Relief Center to find out how PRP Chevy Chase patients recommend may be an option for you. Call us today for a free consultation and to for more information about platelet rich plasma therapy.