Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy:
Alternative Treatment for Chronic Pain and Injuries
Platelet rich plasma therapy has been used for more than 20 years in a variety of areas including orthopedics, sports medicine, cardiac surgery, oral surgery, dentistry, wound care, and neurosurgery.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy at Human Health Specialists is the same therapy used by:
- World number 1 golfer Tiger Woods while rehabbing his injured knee
- Wide receiver Hines Ward before his Super Bowl victory; read more here
- Outfielder Xavier Nady; read more here
- Pitcher Takashi Saito; read more here
What is platelet rich plasma therapy?
Platelet rich plasma therapy, also known as PRP therapy or plasma rich platelet therapy, is a safe, natural, and effective alternative treatment to cortisone injections and can often eliminate the need for surgery. PRP therapy uses your body’s own platelets (extracted from your blood) to enhance your body’s own healing process for injuries to bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
How does platelet rich plasma therapy work?
In PRP, your blood is drawn and then spun down to separate the plasma and platelets from the other constituents. The platelets contain natural growth and healing factors, and when re-injected into the injured area they attract other natural healing agents like stem cells. The procedure takes from one to two hours, and there is no surgery, anesthesia, or hospital stay required.
What does platelet rich plasma therapy treat?
PRP can be used to treat a variety of conditions including:
- Most chronic pain and inflammatory conditions
- Tendonitis and tendonosis
- Fasciitis and fasciosis
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Worn, damaged cartilage
- Joint pain and joint laxity
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Injured muscles, tendons, and ligaments
- Strains, sprains, and tears
- Degenerated and herniated discs
The experienced doctors at Human Health Specialists can administer PRP as well as many other natural pain therapies. For more information, call our Scottsdale office at (480) 883-7240 or to schedule a consultation.
As seen in the: Arizona Republic