In recent years, doctors have looked further into the body’s self-healing properties. Why use foreign substances to heal the body when everything we need is already inside us? Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a substance that can help promote tissue, muscle, and tendon healing when injected into the body. The plasma is collected from your own blood and contains special proteins that support cell growth. Doctors produce PRP by isolating plasma from your blood and concentrating it. The end result is a PRP blend that can be painlessly re-injected into your body to promote tissue repair.
Repairing The Body With PRP Injections
Why Get PRP Injections?
PRP injections have been found to significantly speed up the healing process and using PRP injections to help with injuries such as muscle tears and joint damage is becoming the norm. It provides a safe and affordable alternative to undergoing surgery. Another key advantage of PRP injections is that they can reduce the need for anti-inflammatories or heavy pain killers like opioids. Additionally, the side effects from PRP injections are very minimal as the PRP blend is created from your own blood.
PRP Injection Process
To help further familiarize you with PRP injections, here’s what you can expect from a typical PRP injection process:
- One of our healthcare professionals will draw a sample of your blood. The amount collected from the sample depends on where the PRP will be injected.
- The blood is then placed into a centrifuge, which is a machine that spins around at a very fast speed causing the components in the blood to separate. This part of the process usually takes 15 minutes.
- One of our technologists will take the separated plasma and prepare it for injection into the injured area.
- Doctors often used imaging like ultrasounds to locate the specific areas for injections, such as the tendon. The doctor then injects the PRP into the affected area and just like that you’re done!
How Long Is The Recovery Time?
When PRP is injected following an injury, your doctor may recommend that you rest the affected area for a couple of days. But these recommendations are more related to the actual injury than the PRP injection itself. Most people can go on with their daily activities after getting a PRP Injection.
Since PRP injections work by promoting healing and cell growth, patients may not notice an immediate difference right away. However, after several weeks you should observe that the injected area is healing faster than normal. Also, even months after receiving a PRP injection, your tissue, muscle, or tendon should feel relatively healthier and more durable all around.
Skip The Temporary Relief
If you’re in pain or tending to an injury, prescription drugs are only putting a band-aid on the problem. It’s essential to attack the root cause of your pain PRP injections offer effective pain relief and healing that you can trust. Skip the temporary relief, and get to the bottom of your problem with our professional team at BioCure. We can help evaluate your injury or pain and decide the best route for you. For more information on PRP injections and how they can benefit your well-being, contact us today!