Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy from Young Again Institute
What Is PRP Therapy?
Platelet rich plasma therapy, also known as PRP, is another advanced medical treatment that we offer to patients in our Springfield office. This regenerative therapy has the amazing ability to help patients truly overcome their pain and heal, even if they’ve been plagued by pain for years.
PRP therapy can help you overcome a range of issues from arthritis and hip bursitis to rotator cuff tears and more.
Understanding Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
When you have a soft tissue injury, your body responds by sending platelets to the area. While platelets are known for their ability to help your blood clot so that you don’t bleed too much, they actually do much more. In fact, they are absolutely critical to your body’s natural healing process.
Platelet rich plasma therapy mimics your body’s natural response to help stimulate healing and reduce pain. This is a non-surgical therapy that can do more than relieve pain, it can actually help you heal, once and for all!
What to Expect During Your Appointment
At Young Again Institute, we obtain PRP from your own blood during your appointment. To do this, we obtain a simple blood sample, then use our state-of-the-art equipment to isolate the PRP. The PRP is then precisely injected into the treatment area using imaging techniques to ensure that it goes exactly where it is needed.
The treatment lasts around 90 minutes and most people typically return to work the following day. It’s important, however, to avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks following the procedure.
Can Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Help Me?
If you suffer from any of the following conditions, PRP therapy may help:
- Arthritis of the knee, hip, or shoulder
- Rotator cuff tears
- Tennis elbow
- Hip bursitis
- Ligament and tendon pain
- Knee pain
PRP therapy does more than mask your symptoms, it has the ability to actually help your body heal. This makes it a natural and lasting solution for your pain. Our team of experienced medical professionals can help determine if this therapy is right for you.
If you’d like to learn more about how PRP therapy can help you just call (417) 501-0008 today.