If getting back in the game as soon as possible following a sports injury is as important to you as it is to most athletes and physically active individuals, you may want to consider speeding up the healing process with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
Benefits of PRP Therapy
This non-surgical, regenerative medicine technique is an effective treatment for soft tissue injuries and lingering pain conditions. It has been embraced by professional athletes for decades and the benefits of PRP therapy include:
- Rapid pain relief and healing
- Regeneration of healthy tissues
- Fewer complications than surgery
- Less down time
- No incision or scarring
PRP therapy is based on your body’s natural healing process. When you are injured – for example, a fracture, a wound, or soft tissue damage – your body automatically uses the ensuing inflammation to signal a healing response. The platelets in your blood act as the “first responders” to the injury, activating stem cells to regenerate new, healthy tissue.
During PRP therapy, a small sample of your own blood is taken and spun in a special centrifuge at high speed to separate a high concentration of platelets. This dose of growth factors is then injected at or near the site of your injury. The normal concentration of platelets in blood is approximately 6%, while a PRP injection is about 95%, leading to a faster healing process.
PRP therapy is a low-risk and non-invasive outpatient procedure that can heal numerous orthopedic and sports injury-related conditions, such as:
- Achilles tendinitis
- Cartilage damage
- Knee injuries
- Meniscus tears
- Partial rotator cuff tears
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis elbow
PRP Therapy in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
As a natural alternative to surgical repair, PRP therapy is great solution for people who do not want to undergo surgery. To learn more about the regenerative medicine options available at Reagan Integrated Sports Medicine and find out if you might be a good candidate, call us at (972) 503-7272 to schedule appointment or use our convenient online Scheduling App and book now!