The Many Benefits of PRP Treatment
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is unfamiliar to most people, but you may have heard about it in relation to possible treatment for a condition that you have. You may be wondering how effective PRP treatments are, and if they can help you. Below are six ways that PRP treatments can help various conditions. If you have questions regarding how it will work for you, talk to your physician who will be performing your treatment.
Six Benefits of PRP Treatments:
- Effective pain relief for chronic pain from injuries. Sometimes, an injury seems to refuse to heal and unfortunately, it can cause chronic pain. Quality of life can be negatively affected and last for years. Over-the-counter medications can provide a nominal amount of relief but side effects can cause additional problems, sometimes lifelong. Surgery may be an option, or perhaps you’ve already had surgery and yet you still suffer from pain. PRP treatments may be your solution. What kind of chronic pain can they effectively treat?
- Limited range of motion
- Trouble sleeping
- Difficulty with performing exercises
- Stiff muscles and tendons
- Knee issues related to an injury.
- Reduction of symptoms related to tendonitis. When other treatments prove ineffective, PRP prolotherapy can help. Tendonitis is common among professional and recreational athletes. Though traditional treatments can help for a time, eventually, they may not work at all. PRP can make a difference when nothing else seems to work. This is a short list of some of the most common types of tendonitis injuries for which PRP prolotherapy can help:
- Medial or lateral epicondylitis (otherwise known as tennis elbow, Achilles tendon, or Achilles elbow).
- Radial collateral ligament tears.
- Ulnar collateral.
- Flexor or extensor tendonitis (also known as tendonitis) or tears.
- Reduction of symptoms related to osteoarthritis. With PRP injections, a patient’s hyaluronic acid concentrations can return to natural levels as well as improve angiogenesis. This can help to stop the progression of disease and reverse joint damage. Knee pain from osteoarthritis can be treated in this way with a significant likelihood of success within 12 months after treatment.
- Pain relief from Plantar Fasciitis and runner’s knee. PRP treatment has proven itself as very effective for those suffering from these conditions. When combined with physical therapy, patients can see improvements of up to 70-80%. Complete pain relief as well as an accelerated full recovery is possible.
- Reduction of lower back pain. PRP treatments can cure conditions that were otherwise not able to heal. Results vary by patient, but some experience tremendous relief from pain and improved stability and posture. PRP treatments can do this by treating these types of structural ligaments:
- Supraspinous ligaments
- Lumbosacral ligaments
- Natural treatment for hair loss. PRP treatments has been an effective method for helping patients restore the quantity and quality of their hair. It can stimulate hair, skin, and the scalp. It can also reduce inflammation and accelerate hair growth.
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