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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Scientists have learned that the body can heal itself under the right conditions.  Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that leverages on the body’s ability to heal itself.

How PRP injections work

This pain management therapy concentrates the platelets in the patient’s own blood then injects them into the injured or diseased body tissue. The process stimulates the release of growth factors that increase the number of reparative cells in the body.


The PRP injection accelerates the healing of injured joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The therapy is now commonly used for shoulder pain, Achilles’ tendon ruptures, tendonitis, and other soft-tissue injuries. In a nutshell, it uses the patient’s inherent healing abilities to improve musculoskeletal problems. It has been found to reduce the need for anti-inflammatory meds andopioids. There are limited side effects since the injection is made from the patient’s own blood in which case the body will not reject it.