PRP Therapy

PRP Therapy Can Help Relieve Chronic Pain for Active Individuals in the Freehold, NJ, Area

PRP Therapy Freehold NJPRP 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.

Athletic injuries, discomfort, or that nagging sense you aren’t achieving your full potential? Game on. Here at New Jersey Sports Medicine, our experts are here to heal the injured and help players at every level unlock their best selves. If you’re ready to hit a home run for your health, contact us today and request an appointment.