PRP Therapy for Sports-Related Injuries in Jackson, NJ
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy is an advanced, nonsurgical treatment that capitalizes on the body’s ability to heal itself. For more than 20 years, this innovative approach has been used to promote wound healing, and it is now being used in a variety of sports medicine applications as well. Specifically, at New Jersey Sports Medicine in Jackson, New Jersey, we may recommend platelet-rich plasma therapy to address the painful cycle of injury, degeneration, scarring, and reinjury that many athletes (of all levels) experience during their careers.
PRP therapy draws on the healing properties of the platelets contained in plasma, the liquid portion of blood. A patient’s own blood is drawn and centrifuged (broken down) into its various components (plasma, platelets, red blood cells, and white blood cells). A plasma sample containing a high concentration of platelets is then prepared and injected directly into an area of injury. This can potentially release an abundance of important growth factors to enhance the healing of soft tissue.
The outstanding team of sports medicine specialists at New Jersey Sports Medicine near Jackson, NJ, uses PRP therapy and other types of regenerative medicine to treat many orthopedic conditions, such as:
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
- Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
- Jumper’s knee (patellar tendonitis)
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
The goal of PRP therapy is to set the stage for a “cascade” of healing that typically occurs over several weeks. Following an injection, a patient is usually advised to temporarily limit certain physical activities, and then begin a customized rehabilitation program designed to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment.
If you’d like to find out if you are a candidate for PRP therapy, contact New Jersey Sports Medicine to set up an appointment with a sports medicine specialist at our office near Jackson, NJ.