Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) offers a natural solution to chronic pain and soft tissue or joint injuries when you want to avoid medications, steroid injections, or surgery to relieve your pain. PRP is available at Reno Regenerative Medicine in Reno, Nevada, where the integrated medical team uses the highest quality laboratory equipment available for safe and efficient PRP processing. Find out how PRP can help you by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a minimally invasive procedure that uses your own blood platelets to speed up the healing process of injured joints and soft tissues. At Reno Regenerative Medicine, the integrated medical team has a state-of-the-art laboratory and the highest quality platelet processing equipment available for safe, sterile, and efficient processing of platelets so you can be sure you’re getting the best treatment possible.
PRP therapy provides increased blood flow, nutrients, and anti-inflammatory properties to injured tissues to speed up the natural healing process. Platelets naturally contain certain blood clotting factors that help heal injured soft tissues, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. When additional platelets are injected into an injured or painful area of the body, those platelets provide extra blood flow and nutrients your tissues need to heal efficiently.
Since PRP is produced from a sample of your own blood, it also contains immune cells that help your body fight off inflammation. When PRP is introduced into injured tissues, these immune cells get rid of inflammation to relieve your pain and allow your body to heal on its own.
While PRP can’t cure or prevent any condition, it can be beneficial when you need extra support to heal injuries like:
PRP can also be combined with regenerative medicine products to deliver mesenchymal stem cells and platelets to speed up the natural healing process of injured tissues so you can recover more quickly without relying on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections, or surgery.
If the team determines you’re a candidate for PRP based on your diagnosis and overall health, your provider begins by collecting a sample of blood from your arm, just like a normal blood draw. This sample is then processed in the in-house lab using a centrifuge to separate the platelets from your other blood cells.
Your provider collects the platelets and adds them to a thickening solution that they inject into the injured area. You may feel a mild pinch or prick during the injection, though you can generally return to your usual activities the same day.
Learn more about PRP injections now by calling Reno Regenerative Medicine or scheduling a visit online.