If you’re worried about a slow-healing injury or tired of joint pain, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can give you the healing boost you need. At Regenerative Health NY in East Northport or Little Neck, New York, Kevin Kattau, PA-C, offers PRP injections that use your body’s natural cells to accelerate healing, diminish inflammation, and alleviate your pain. If you’re ready to return to your favorite activities, call or Text the office or request an appointment online today to learn how PRP therapy can help.
PRP therapy refers to an injection containing platelets and a small amount of plasma (the liquid part of your blood).
Your Regenerative Health NY provider produces PRP by drawing your blood and processing the samples in a centrifuge that separates and concentrates the platelets. Then they draw your PRP into a needle and inject it at the site of your damaged tissues.
Platelets carry proteins called growth factors. Any time you sustain an injury or develop a disease, platelets naturally travel to the area and release their growth factors.
The growth factors trigger activities that:
As more stem cells migrate to the area, they do their usual job: They repair damaged tissues by regenerating new muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bones, nerves, and skin.
After your provider injects PRP, the platelets activate all the same reactions. As a result, the tissues heal faster, restoring your health and giving long-lasting pain relief.
Your Regenerative Health NY provider may suggest PRP therapy when you have a slow-healing injury, or chronic joint pain, or damaged soft tissue (muscle, tendons, fascia, etc). PRP injections also help when you injure tissues that don’t have a good blood supply such as the meniscus and cartilage.
PRP can treat many musculoskeletal conditions, including:
Your provider may use PRP as part of your pain management plan. PRP can also help you rehabilitate and return to your activities faster.
After drawing blood samples and creating your PRP, your provider uses a topical anesthetic to numb the injection site. Using real-time imaging like ultrasound to view your tissues, they insert the needle, guide it to the damaged tissues, and inject your PRP.
Many people have mild discomfort at the injection site, but it disappears in a few days. Your Regenerative Health NY provider may ask you to avoid certain activities for a short time. This reduces stress on the treated tissues and gives them time to heal.
To learn more about PRP therapy, call or Text Regenerative Health NY or book an appointment online today.