Patients in Naples and Bonita Springs, FL
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, or PRP therapy, is a non-surgical technique used to treat muscle injuries and is often used to treat sports injuries in professional athletes. Platelets are a component found in the blood that restores tissue, promotes clotting, and encourages overall wound healing. Platelets can improve the body’s natural healing process.
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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, or PRP, first requires a blood sample from patients. In Dr. Goldberg’s Naples office, practitioners use a centrifuge device to separate platelets from the blood and inject these platelets near the injury. The injection ultimately encourages improved healing cell activity at the injury site. The treatment is known to be helpful with chronic tendon injuries, after surgery healing, and other muscle ailments.
About PRP Treatment in Naples, FL
Although sometimes grouped with cortisone shots, PRP works in a different manner. While cortisone shots reduce inflammation and slow healing processes, PRP stimulates healing response for injury improvement. PRP therapy can be used to help injuries heal, and can also be used to improve healing after surgery. Side effects of PRP may include some pain in the injection area. As with most injections, a risk of infection is also possible.
Recovery time of PRP therapy will depend on the injury and patient. The area of the body being treated, the overall health of the patients, and whether the injury is acute or chronic, are all factors that affect healing time. There are few studies indicating how much time can be saved during recovery with PRP. However, research suggests that PRP can be more effective for chronic tendon injuries like tennis elbow injuries and knee arthritis than cortisone or hyaluronic injections. PRP therapy in Naples speeds up recovery time and helps patients get back to their previous levels of activity.