What Makes PRP Therapy So Effective?

Chronic pain and injuries to the ligaments or tendons can happen to anyone. This includes professional and amateur athletes or the average person. The goal after an injury happens is to eliminate pain, repair damage, and heal. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy is effective because it uses your own body’s resources to achieve exactly this.

At GhentMD in Gilbert, Arizona, we know pain management and the best methods to help you reduce and eliminate pain. Using both traditional and alternative treatments, we help jumpstart your healing. The team at GhentMD believe that one of the best options available is PRP therapy because of its many amazing ability to treat a variety of ailments.

PRP for your ailments

PRP therapy can be used on almost any part of the body. It helps with chronic pain in the back, due to issues like sciatica and herniated discs. It’s also hugely beneficial for arthritis, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, or almost any strains or sprains and even aesthetics.

Ligament and tendon injuries are particularly debilitating and affect over 16 million people in the United States every year. Collagen fibers make up ligaments and tendons, and when they tear, strain, or sprain, injuries occur. Anything that can be done to increase collagen production and improve circulation means faster and more thorough healing for you.

Surgery is not always the answer, because the scar tissue it leaves behind can actually make reinjury more likely to happen. PRP therapy offers a non-surgical option to healing.

PRP as an aesthetic treatment

Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, and it’s the major component that makes up tendons, ligaments, and skin. So in the same way it helps treat injuries and pain, PRP’s growth factors are beneficial for repairing a variety of skin conditions and speeding up the healing process.

Considering that collagen is responsible for healthy, elastic, and youthful skin, replacing and regenerating this important component means we’re able to fix a number of your skin concerns. There are also promising studies looking into PRP as a method for stimulating hair follicles and thus promoting hair growth. 

All about PRP

The variety of issues with PRP treatment can help with, from physical to aesthetic, is remarkable. 

If you’re a professional athlete, your goal following an injury is to heal as quickly as possible and get back on the field, court, or course. Steph Curry, Kobe Bryant, and Tiger Woods have all used PRP, which is why you’ve probably heard about it. But everyone can benefit from this amazing therapy. 

PRP uses your own body to help you heal. We’ll take a small sample of your blood, place it in a centrifuge, and spin it at high speeds. This concentrates the platelets and creates growth factors that have 5 to 10 times more healing power than your regular blood. We then inject the mixture back into the areas where you have pain and injury, which jumpstarts the healing process.

PRP therapy is a quick procedure that will only take about 20 minutes of your day. It’s minimally invasive and has no real side effects other than possible tenderness and swelling at the injection site. We may recommend you limit certain activities for the next few days, but other than that, you’ll be able to return to your normal routine right away.

Whatever your pain or injury is, let us help you feel better more quickly with effective PRP therapy. Call us or use the handy “I’m Ready Now” button to book an appointment today.

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