Is PRP Right for Me?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a regenerative medicine treatment that harnesses the power of your own resources to relieve pain and boost healing. Treatment involves using your own blood to create a concentrated source of platelets, which are then injected into the damaged areas.

The team at PharmXhealthOne offers the latest solutions in a patient-centered approach to help you heal and stay well. Regenerative treatments, such as PRP therapy, can help you recover from surgery quicker, heal from injury faster, and manage chronic pain better. If you're considering this treatment, read on to learn how PRP therapy might benefit you.  

Platelet-rich plasma therapy 101

Platelet-rich plasma therapy uses the body's natural ability to heal itself to treat a wide range of orthopedic injuries and conditions. Among other elements, your blood contains red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells, which are suspended in plasma.

Platelets contain powerful growth factors, which help ease inflammation, soothe pain, and promote tissue regeneration. When there's an injury, your body sends platelets to the site of the injury to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. By making a concentration of your platelets and injecting them into an injured area, your provider can help turbocharge your body's healing capabilities.

To perform PRP therapy, your provider draws some of your blood. Then your provider puts it in a centrifuge, which separates your platelets from the rest of your blood's components. Finally, your provider takes this concentrated serum of platelets and injects it into the treatment area.

Benefits of platelet-rich plasma therapy

Platelet-rich plasma therapy can help heal and relieve pain in a number of types of injuries. Among other things, PRP therapy can:

  • Relieve arthritis pain
  • Aid in recovery from surgery
  • Speed healing from sports injuries
  • Relieve chronic orthopedic pain
  • Rejuvenate the skin
  • Stimulate hair growth to treat male pattern baldness

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a very safe, low-risk treatment. There's no cutting or anesthesia involved. You can return to your regular activities after your treatment. Furthermore, no chemicals are used during preparation.

Candidates for platelet-rich plasma therapy

Several factors can impact the effectiveness of PRP therapy. The nature of your injury or condition, the specific area being treated, and your overall health are factors. While PRP therapy may help you no matter your health status, you will likely respond better the healthier you are.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy can be beneficial for patients who've tried conventional treatment, such as steroid injections, or those who want to avoid traditional treatments, such as surgery. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is most effective at treating chronic tendon injuries, such as tennis elbow.

To learn more about PRP therapy and to see if it may be able to help you, book an appointment online or over the phone with PharmXhealthOne today. We have offices in Boynton Beach and Port Saint Lucie, Florida.

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