Our bodies typically heal themselves without any assistance, unless the injury or wound is too deep to heal on its own. You have likely consulted with a physician, worked with physical therapists, performed every strengthening exercise, and followed orders regarding wound care as if your life depends on it. Sadly, there are times where no matter how hard you try, your injury or wound seems as if it will become a permanent part of your life. Consequently, you may be considering surgical intervention as a last resort if you have wounds or injuries that will not heal no matter how hard you try. But don’t give up hope just yet. A powerful substance known as PRP could help turn your situation around.
While surgery is fine in many cases, the recovery time and the hard work necessary for proper rehabilitation is not exactly something anyone looks forward to. If you have been looking for alternatives to surgery, consider a regenerative treatment method as part of your treatment plan.
Stem cell therapy has made way for new and improved regenerative therapy methods, including that of platelet-rich plasma treatment. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is similar to stem cell therapy in that it branched from the same idea, but it is different in that it uses plasma that is saturated with platelets that may help to heal in a much more restorative and swift manner. If you are considering whether or not you would be a good candidate for PRP therapy, there are a few things for you to consider.
PRP therapy is shown to work very well for both wounds and injuries. If you have had any type of accidental or sports-related injury and are eager to get back up and running, you may benefit the most from platelet-rich plasma treatments compared with surgery.
Platelet-rich plasma is derived naturally and is the exact same treatment method your body already utilizes in its own healing. Your body may be confused about which area to heal first, meaning that your injuries take longer to heal on their own. PRP is targeted to reduce your body’s confusion and is used directly in the area that needs healing. Once used, the cells will get to work, giving way for healing to begin almost immediately thereafter.
PRP is a wonderfully innovative treatment for wounds, injuries, and various additional ailments. While surgery may work best for some instances, recovery and rehabilitation may feel especially dreadful for those who will have to endure it. If you have an injury or wound that just will not mend no matter what you do, consult our team at Phoenix Regenerative Medicine and learn more information about PRP. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in Phoenix.