Do your joints ache? Do you have tendinitis? Platelet Rich Plasma joint injections may be a suitable treatment for you. PRP is now being used for a number of reasons:
Hair loss: We inject PRP into the scalp to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss. According to researchTrusted Source from 2014, PRP injections are effective in treating androgenic alopecia, which is also known as male pattern baldness.
Tendon injuries: Tendons are tough, thick bands of tissue that connect muscle to bone. They are usually slow to heal after injury. Orthopedic surgeons have used PRP injections to treat chronic tendon problems, such as tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis at the ankle, and jumper’s knee, or pain in the patellar tendon in the knee.
Acute injuries: Orthopedic surgeons have also used PRP injections to treat acute sports injuries, such as pulled hamstring muscles or knee sprains.
Postsurgical repair: Sometimes doctors use PRP injections after surgery to repair a torn tendon (such as a rotator cuff tendon in the shoulder) or ligaments (such as the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL).
Osteoarthritis: Doctors have injected PRP into the knees of people with osteoarthritis. A 2015 study found that PRP injections were more effective than hyaluronic acid injections (a traditional therapy) for treating osteoarthritis. However, the trial was a small group of 160 people, so larger trials were recommended for this to be conclusive.
At Nourished MedSpa, we use a double-spin centrifuge to get the highest yield of platelets possible. They are injected into the many joints of the upper and lower extremities. Injections of the hips and spine are best done either under x-ray or ultrasound at a hospital or diagnostic center. Otherwise, the injections are done on site in our facility.
What is the recovery time?
Joint injection recovery is quick. You may resume your normal day-to-day activities within a few days. You should refrain from strenuous exertion for a week.
Who is a good candidate for a PRP Joint Injection?
Anyone who suffers from isolated joint pain or has had an injury to a tendon or ligament is a candidate for PRP joint injection. If you’re on a blood thinner, you need to obtain clearance from your prescribing physician before stopping any medications. If multiple joints which are affected, you might have other issues that PRP would not necessarily help.
If you’re ready to feel better, contact us today to schedule your consultation and get started!