PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)
The Benefits of PRP Treatment
Platelet-rich plasama is one of the newest treatments for knee pain. PRP treatment involves taking platelets from a patient’s blood and combining them with plasma. A technician will find where the pain is located with ultrasound and inject the treatment directly into the affected knee.
Platelets are what cause blood to clot in the human body. They are thought to aid in the healing process by repairing tissues. PRP may help alleviate knee pain and promote healing. When you have knee pain, physical therapy is a must and PRP can make the therapy easier and less trying.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
The technician will administer local anesthesia and your blood will be separated in a centrifuge. You will then receive your treatment. You may be sore for a couple of days. It should start taking effect in four to six weeks.
Reducing chronic pain is the first step to living your life to the fullest.