Sports injuries are a common occurrence for those who enjoy staying active and participating in physical activities. Whether you are a recreational basketball player or a marathon runner, sports injuries are almost inevitable.
If you have sustained a sprain, strain, tear, or other debilitating injuries from doing the activities you love, there are effective, non-invasive solutions for your pain that don’t involve the risks that can come along with prescription drugs or surgery. PRP therapy is an alternative treatment option that addresses the root of your sports injury so that you can get back in the game.
How Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Work to Relieve Pain?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an effective solution that utilizes your body’s natural healing properties to bring relief straight to the source of your pain. No matter if it’s tennis elbow, torn muscles, or tendon injuries, PRP therapy works to resolve your sports injury at the source.
The PRP solution is developed through a process of extracting a small sample of your blood, which is spun in a centrifuge, separating the healing platelets from the other components in your blood. The result is a golden solution, rich with healing qualities, such as growth factors, proteins, and cytokines. The high concentration of healing platelets accelerates the body’s natural healing process for effective pain relief right at the source.
PRP therapy is adept at treating many different types of common sports injuries, including:
- Shoulder injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Runner’s knee
- Ligament damage
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis elbow
- Tears and tendon injuries
- And more
Because platelet-rich plasma is derived from a sample of your own blood, there is little-to-no chance of adverse side effects. Immediately upon injection, your body will begin directing the newly-injected platelets to the site of your injury, repairing damage and restoring mobility and function to the area while relieving pain for effective healing and rapid relief.
Why Choose PRP Therapy For a Sports Injury?
While many doctors will prescribe medications or recommend surgery, they are not always the most effective treatment options. Medications work by covering up your painful symptoms, never getting to the root of your pain, which often leads to your condition worsening over time. Surgery comes with a list of potential complications, including infection, and often requires extensive recovery time post-treatment.
Platelet-rich plasma is a simple, non-invasive, in-and-out procedure that gets to work repairing and restoring your body immediately upon injection so you can recover from a sports injury quickly and get back to doing what you love.
No matter if you are a weekend jogger or a professional tennis player, sports injuries are a highly common occurrence. When they happen, you need a solution that can help get you right back in the game, without the lengthy recovery time associated with invasive surgical procedures or the potential side effects that can come along with numbing medications.
To learn more about how PRP injections can get to the root of your sports injury for healing and relief that truly lasts, give us a call today for a complimentary initial consultation (407) 807-6645.