PRP Therapy Can Help Relieve Chronic Pain for Active Individuals in the Freehold, NJ, Area
PRP therapy, or platelet-rich plasma therapy, is an innovative, nonsurgical treatment that is often used in sports medicine applications. Using a patient’s own (autologous) blood, platelet-rich plasma therapy can boost the body’s natural healing response to many common sports-related injuries, such as tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and tennis elbow. At New Jersey Sports Medicine in Freehold, NJ, our outstanding team of board-certified sports medicine physicians offers PRP therapy and other conservative treatments for athletes who are anxious to get back into the game – without surgery.
A relatively straightforward procedure that can be performed at the New Jersey Sports Medicine clinic in Freehold, New Jersey, PRP therapy involves:
- A small blood draw, usually from a vein in a patient’s arm
- The placement of the drawn blood into a machine called a centrifuge, which spins at a very high speed to isolate white blood cells and platelets from red blood cells and watery plasma
- The injection of the resulting platelet-rich concentrate into a damaged joint or other area of injury
Following PRP therapy, the injected platelets may release growth factors that can potentially accelerate healing. To assist with the recovery process and help a patient regain strength, mobility, and function, our physicians usually recommend an individualized, sport-specific physical therapy program.
No longer just for elite athletes with high-power careers on the line, PRP therapy is a cutting-edge sports medicine technique that can help active individuals of all ages recover from injuries that involve damage to a muscle, tendon, ligament, or cartilage (individual results will vary). And, because a patient’s own blood is used, there is no risk of rejection or related complications.
If you are sidelined by a painful musculoskeletal condition, such as chronic tendonitis in an elbow or ankle or osteoarthritis in a knee, hip, or shoulder, you may be a candidate for PRP therapy. To learn more, contact New Jersey Sports Medicine to schedule a personal consultation with a sports medicine physician at our office in Freehold, NJ. We help athletes at every level unlock their full potential.