The human body has an inherent ability to heal tissue and generate new cells, but that capacity can be diminished over time due to aging. Even in younger people, the regenerative capability of the body is slight. Certain conditions, like degenerative arthritis, can cause severe joint pain and conventional treatment options may only serve to mask the pain temporarily, but not alter the condition itself. With the help of platelet rich plasma therapy, or PRP, this ability to repair damaged tissue has increased greatly.
How Do PRP Treatments Work?
PRP uses a patient’s own blood plasma to concentrate cells for regenerative application. Plasma makes up the liquid part of human blood that contains red cells, white cells, and platelets. Platelets are present in the blood at all times and play a vital role in blood clotting during an injury, and helping the repair process itself. Once platelets are activated, they release proteins that are responsible for healing, also called growth factors. When platelet rich plasma is administered into a patient, growth factors can speed up and enhance the body’s normal healing processes.
Once the platelets are injected in the painful area, they start a powerful regenerative process. They start releasing growth factors, and these will increase blood flow to the area, and generate a healing process. Also, the platelets and growth factors send out signals, which calls in the body’s stem cells as well to promote healing. The damaged tissue is replaced by new cells, and the cartilage has the potential to be identical to what “God gave you”.
Are You a Candidate For PRP?
Regenerative Medicine of South Jersey offers a number of different treatment options to help patients return to their day-to-day with reduced pain and improved bodily function. Our procedures are non-invasive, requiring minimal to no down time as opposed to traditional treatments for pain. Our procedures address the root cause of a condition and can help patients treat, heal, and eliminate chronic and debilitating pain that is impacting their daily function.
PRP Treatments Help With…
Conditions that involve joint pains and ligament/tendon injuries are often excellent candidates for PRP therapy. Here is a partial list of the conditions PRP helps considerably:
- Golfer’s elbow
- Tennis elbow
- Shoulder tendinitis and Rotator Cuff Injury
- Joint arthritis – hip, spine, knee, ankle, SI joint, elbow, wrist
- Headaches – Migraines, Occipital Neuralgia
- Soft Tissue Injury – Tendonitis, meniscus tears in the knee, ligament sprains.
- Sacroiliac Joint Pain
- Ankle sprains
- Achilles tendinitis
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Muscle tear
PRP Treatments Can Help, Contact Us Today!
Contact our experts today to find out if PRP therapy is the right treatment for your condition. Get back to a pain-free life with minimal recovery time at Regenerative Medicine of South Jersey.