Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are used for the repair of chronic degenerative joints, ligaments and tendon injuries. This new technology is changing the way doctors and sports physicians treat injury, pain and aging.
PRP is blood plasma with concentrated platelets. The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. These bioactive proteins initiate connective tissue healing: bone, tendon and ligament regeneration and repair, promote development of new blood vessels and stimulate the wound healing process resulting in new collagen formation.
What happens after your treatment is critical to patient outcomes. You will always be provided with thorough post care instructions after your treatment, but here are the 3 Top Tips you need to know after treatment:
- Heat is your friend. You may use ice the day of the procedure, otherwise HEAT ONLY. Inflammation at this stage is critical to healing, so apply heat!
- DO NOT STAY SEDENTARY…Days 1-3 after your procedure start initiating your basic exercises sent home with you. Range of motion exercises are critical to healing, as is brace wear as indicated by your provider.
- Skip the ibuprofin. NSAIDS and medications that are anti-inflammatory should be avoided at all times during your healing. These medications dimish all of the work and healing your treatment entails. Instead, opt for acetaminaphin products if needed for pain and soreness.
Your journey to health and wellness begins the moment you make the decision to heal your body naturally. By following these tips and recommendations given by your provider, you give yourself the best outcomes and optimization for healing!
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