Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections in Woodstock
The goal of regenerative medicine therapies like Platlet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections is to boost the body’s own natural healing abilities. PRP injections are frequently recommended for people who are trying to recover from tendon injuries and ligament damage. Regenerative therapies can also be used to stave off or reduce the symptoms of chronic conditions such as degenerative joint disease (DJD) and osteoarthritis.
Your Optimum Health Rehab doctor will use PRP injections as part of a comprehensive strategy to reduce pain, improve joint function, and increase strength, stability, and range of motion.
Platelet rich plasma is derived from the patient’s own cells. Components of a patient’s blood are concentrated and reintroduced into damaged parts of the body. This regenerative medicine procedure is non-invasive and harnesses your body’s own natural healing potential to combat shoulder, hip, knee, and joint problems.
What Goes into a PRP Injection?
The platelet rich plasma injection you receive will be unique to you. PRP is made using a sample of your own blood drawn on the day of the injection. Your blood will be put through a special centrifuge and spun down to separate the components. The plasma portion will be extracted and put through another spin cycle to separate the platelet rich plasma from the platelet poor plasma.
PRP injections are a safe way to encourage your body’s natural healing process. Since the platelet rich plasma is derived from your own blood there’s no risk for rejection.
How Do Regenerative Therapies Like PRP Work?
Your body already has regenerative cells in the form of bioactive proteins and growth factors that aid in wound healing. The goal of regenerative therapies like PRP is to deliver a concentrated burst of these regenerative cells to damaged tissues. The platelets can help reduce inflammation and help the various proteins and growth factors kickstart cellular growth of damaged bone and soft tissues.
The number of PRP injections your Optimum Health Rehab doctor recommends will depend on your injuries or condition. You should call our Woodstock office to learn more about how regenerative medicine can potentially help speed your recovery, reduce your pain, and increase your range of motion.
PRP injections might be recommended for:
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
- Hip pain
- Elbow pain
- Wrist pain
- Ankle pain
- ACL/MCL tears
- Degenerative joint disease
- Degenerative cartilage
Contact One of Our Georgia Offices to Learn About Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
Find out if you may be a candidate for regenerative therapy by scheduling an appointment at an Optimum Health Rehab clinic near you:
You may be a candidate for one of these innovative regenerative medicine procedures if you have been diagnosed with:
- Mild-to-moderate degenerative joint disease
- Tears of cartilage or ligament tissue
- Any type of musculoskeletal injury that has not responded to conservative treatments such as rest, icing, physical therapy, and pain medication
Patients who want to postpone or avoid invasive corrective surgeries and the long post-surgical recovery periods should contact Optimum Health Rehab by calling (770) 516-7477 or filling out our form.
Disclaimer: Results will vary for each individual. There are many factors that determine the amount of regeneration or repair an individual will experience. Optimum Health Rehab cannot guarantee specific amount of regeneration or repair.