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If you suffer from painful osteoarthritis or chronic pain resulting from an injury, you may be a candidate for platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. At RegenMD in Potomac, Maryland, the team of experienced regenerative medicine professionals offers PRP treatments as a safe and effective treatment that heals injuries and chronic conditions from the inside out. This minimally invasive treatment can help you live a painless, active life without relying on medications or surgery. To learn more, schedule a consultation online or by calling the office.
PRP Therapy Q & A
What is PRP?
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Platelet-rich plasma treatment is a type of blood therapy that uses your own blood components to encourage the natural healing response of your body to repair damaged tissues. Whether the damage is the result of an injury or a chronic medical condition, PRP therapy can trigger natural, ongoing healing benefits that help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and reestablish functionality.
During PRP therapy, your provider extracts a sample of your blood and then uses a centrifuge to separate the blood plasma from the other components of your blood. Once the sample is ready, they inject the plasma into your injured area.
What Conditions Can PRP Therapy Treat?
Your RegenMD provider may recommend PRP therapy if you suffer from:
- Back pain
- Knee pain
- Joint injury or degeneration
- Tendon and ligament injuries
PRP therapy offers effective treatment for chronic conditions to prevent the need for surgery or other invasive treatments.
Am I a Good Candidate for PRP Therapy?
You may be a good candidate for PRP therapy if pain or mobility issues interfere with your ability to be physically active or impact the overall quality of your life. Your RegenMD provider reviews your symptoms and medical history to determine if PRP treatments can address the cause of your pain.
Is PRP Therapy Painful?
To access the necessary plasma, your RegenMD provider extracts a sample of your blood and prepares it for re-injection. They then reinject the blood plasma into the targeted treatment area. You can receive a local anesthetic to numb the extraction and injection site to ensure you’re comfortable during the procedure.
Following treatment, you may experience some soreness in the treatment area that should resolve on its own with a day or two.
How Long Does it Take to See Results from PRP Therapy?
It takes time for new cells to develop and help relieve pain and inflammation. You can expect to have noticeable reductions in your level of pain and heightened functionality within four to six weeks of treatment.
Improvements continue over the course of several months, and you should expect to enjoy maximum results within three to six months of treatment, depending on your injury or condition.
To learn more about PRP therapy, book a consultation with RegenMD providers using the online booking feature or by calling the office.