Elbow and Achilles tendon conditions can often be difficult to heal. These parts of the body are in near constant use. Even with immobilization, these injuries and conditions can take weeks or even months to heal properly if left on their own. Now, you can get PRP treatments to help you heal faster and get back to normal movement more quickly.
What are PRP Treatments?
PRP stands for platelet rich plasma. When you get a PRP treatment, a technician will draw blood from you. This is placed in a centrifuge to extract and concentrate the platelets. The platelets are then suspended in the plasma that was extracted, and injected into the site of the injury. These treatments are natural, completely safe, and proven to speed up healing in elbow and Achilles tendon conditions.
How It Works
The platelets that are in the blood carry important nutrients and cell structure to the body. These platelets can help direct healing, especially when combined with other treatments. By concentrating the platelets and injecting them directly into the injured site, cells are prompted to repair and produce new tissue in the joint or tendon.
It is easy to get started with PRP treatments. The treatment can be done in a single afternoon, although you may need multiple treatments for optimum results. When you call our offices for an appointment, we will schedule an examination to determine if PRP therapy is right for you. If so, we will schedule a day for you to spend in our office while we extract the platelets and prepare them for injection. Do not continue to live with joint pain. Contact us for an appointment today.