Ever heard about PRP therapy? If you have but are not quite sure why many people are raving about it, there’s a good reason for the craze. This revolutionary treatment approach works by leveraging the body’s natural healing mechanisms, and it has been shown to effectively address a vast range of conditions and injuries, such as those that cause joint pain, namely arthritis and tendonitis.
If you happen to have either of these conditions, the information provided below will show you how PRP treatment might be worth considering.
PRP Treatments for Arthritis and Tendonitis
PRP therapy involves extracting, processing, and injecting your own blood into the treatment area to promote healing. This regenerative medicine approach has become an increasingly popular option for osteoarthritis (OA) and tendonitis, which are common culprits in joint pain.
Studies have demonstrated the superior efficacy of PRP injections over cortisone and hyaluronic acid injections when it comes to alleviating knee pain and the other symptoms of the two conditions. Experts attribute this to the anti-inflammatory properties of platelet-rich plasma (a component of your blood that contains special growth factors) as well as its ability to promote cartilage formation and boost the production of synovial fluid (the thick lubricating fluid in your joints).
For tendonitis, PRP therapy is often used as an adjunct to stem cell therapy to provide optimal symptom relief and facilitate healing.
The Benefits of PRP Treatments
Other benefits of PRP treatment are as follows:
- Versatility (can be used both as a standalone and an adjunctive intervention)
- Helps reduce or eliminate reliance on pain medications
- Zero to little risk of allergic reactions (PRP injections are derived from your own blood.)
- Offers long-term therapeutic benefits
Common Conditions Treated with PRP Treatments
Aside from arthritis and tendonitis, the following musculoskeletal conditions also respond well to PRP treatment:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (compression of the median nerve)
- Disc herniation (also referred to as slipped or bulging disc)
- Sprains and strains (e.g., hamstring and hip strains)
- Plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the band of tissue the connects the heel bone to the base of the toes)
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder instability
- Facet joint pain (arthritis-like condition of the spine)
- Degenerative disc disease (a condition characterized by the progressive deterioration of the spinal discs)
PRP Treatments in Plantation, FL
At Baylis & Brown Orthopedics, Dr. Robert Baylis and Dr. Christopher Brown—two of Florida’s finest orthopedic surgeons— offer PRP therapy and other innovative solutions for the entire range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system.
If you want long-lasting relief for your joint pain or any other condition, see one of our providers about PRP therapy and find out whether you’re a good candidate for it. Call today for a consultation with either Dr. Baylis or Dr. Brown: (954) 476-8800. You may also fill out this convenient form to request an appointment, and we’ll be sure to call you right away.