What if there was a way to heal your injured joint, tendon, ligament, or muscle, and it didn’t require surgery, medication, or physical therapy? We have good news: there is. At Phoenix Regenerative Medicine in Scottsdale, AZ, we know that muscle or tissue injuries will decrease the quality of your life for a significant period of time. For that reason, we offer treatment with PRP injections that can help your body heal quickly and naturally.
What Are the Benefits of PRP Injections?
You may have heard of PRP therapy but may not be aware of how it works or all of the benefits that it offers. PRP has been growing in popularity because it can help rejuvenate the skin and heal injuries. Muscle, joint, tendon, ligament, and tissue injuries interfere with your ability to live your life. The pain, the lack of mobility, and the powerlessness to do the things you love or just function normally can begin to wear on you.
Your physical injury can affect your mental and emotional wellbeing. If you’ve found yourself at the end of your rope but don’t want to schedule surgery or undergo other invasive medical techniques to find relief, there is another option, and it works. PRP therapy offers many different benefits, and the treatment process won’t negatively impact your overall health; it will improve it.
There’s a reason that some of your favorite athletes have been turning to PRP treatment to help heal their injured joints, ligaments, muscles, or tendons so they can get back to the game as soon as possible. Football players, golf stars, basketball players, the list goes on.
They’ve all been using PRP treatments as their secret weapon because it heals the body naturally and will strengthen it in the process. If you want to get back to your life as quickly as possible and help your injured area experience full and natural healing, these injections will help you experience a quick and effective recovery.
It Improves Function
When you get a Cortisone injection to treat an injury, that injured area may feel amazing post-treatment, but the ingredients in the injection may actually end up damaging the area over time. For that reason, you can only receive so many Cortisone injections. There’s a limit. Essentially, they numb the pain, but they break down the body in the process.
One of the reasons that patients and athletes alike love PRP therapy is that not only do the injections alleviate pain, but they restore function to the injured area and improve strength at the same time. Many patients find that the muscle, ligament, or tendon that has sustained an injury and has been treated with PRP injections will heal faster and become even stronger after the treatment process.
When you schedule this treatment you can rest in the fact that there’s no risk, and you don’t have to be concerned about your body breaking down post-treatment. Instead, you’ll have improved function and long-lasting results.
It’s a Natural Treatment
Another one of the benefits of using PRP to heal your body from the inside out is that the entire treatment is completely natural. In the past, a “natural” treatment was simply reduced to RICE:
- Resting the injured area to help it heal
- Using an ice pack for inflammation
- Wearing a compression garment
- Elevating the injury
However, PRP treatments have given natural a new meaning because they don’t use any harmful chemicals, but they deliver incredible results that can even rival surgical procedures. A quick injection into your injured area can force the body to react with a healing response that will alleviate pain, heal the area, and make it stronger than before the injury occurred.
There Are No Side Effects
One of the most impressive benefits of this particular treatment is that it doesn’t have any negative side effects. Because the treatment uses your blood to heal the body, you won’t have to worry about an adverse or allergic reaction post-treatment.
Additionally, because no chemicals or medications are involved in this treatment that can cause side effects, you won’t have to worry that you’re simply getting a quick fix that you’ll pay for later. In fact, quite the opposite is true. You’ll actually be improving your injured area, and you won’t have to risk your health to do it.
It’s an Effective Surgical Alternative
Many patients are amazed after undergoing this treatment process. Those who may have been a phone call away from scheduling a surgical procedure instead chose to attempt to heal their body naturally with PRP and, in doing so, were able to avoid that surgical procedure.
Many studies have shown that the results stemming from PRP treatment compare with surgical results. However, there’s no recovery or downtime. After your treatment, you can go about your day knowing that you’ve invested in a treatment that will heal your body, make it stronger, and won’t result in any side effects.
What Are PRP Injections?
PRP injections are injections that contain platelet-rich plasma, a portion of your blood that contains growth factors and healing and regenerative properties. They are used to restore use to injured areas of the body to promote healing, strength and are an effective alternative to treatments like Cortisone injections or surgery.
What Can They Treat?
PRP injections are used in both the medical world and the cosmetic world. However, these injections have been healing injuries for years and only recently have been used in the cosmetic world to deliver facial rejuvenation, combat skin imperfections, and promote a more youthful appearance.
Additionally, they can be used in hair restoration treatments to activate dormant hair follicles and promote hair growth in those who have experienced a receding hairline, balding, or simply thinning hair. These injections work, and at our office, we use them to treat injuries so that you can get back to your life as quickly as possible. We can use PRP injections to treat many different conditions, including:
- Muscle tears
- Soft tissue injuries
- Overuse injuries
- Ligament sprains
- Tennis elbow
- ACL injuries
- Rotator cuff tears
How Does the Treatment Process Work?
The PRP treatment process begins with a standard blood draw. One of our experts will draw your blood and then take your blood and prepare for the treatment process. This preparatory step requires that we place the blood into a device called a centrifuge. Once activated, the centrifuge will spin your blood for a few minutes at a rapid pace to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood.
During this process, PRP rises to the top of the vial and will have a golden hue. Then, the PRP is put into an injectable form and administered to your injured area. The injection process is quick and virtually painless, and once it’s over, you can go about your day.
How Long Does It Take?
When you come in for your scheduled treatment, expect the entire appointment from start to finish to take approximately 60 minutes to complete. However, the injection process itself should only take 10 minutes.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Since this treatment can address a variety of concerns and injuries, results will vary among patients. When you attend your initial consultation with one of our experts, we will evaluate your problem areas in person and create a treatment plan that’s right for you.
At that point, we can provide you with more information about what kind of results you can expect, when you can expect them, and how many treatments you will need to achieve your desired results. Additionally, we may recommend a rehabilitation program that involves various exercises to help build on the results of this treatment and enhance your overall recovery.
Am I a Candidate?
If you want to alleviate the pain and symptoms associated with different injuries but don’t want to take any more medications or schedule a surgical procedure to find relief, you may be a good candidate for PRP therapy.
A consultation with one of our experts is the best way to determine if these treatments are right for you. Most patients who want an alternative to surgical procedures, medication, and physical therapy find the relief and healing that they need in these treatments.
Learn More About PRP and All That It Has To Offer
If you want to learn more about this process and find out whether you are a good candidate, our experienced and qualified team is ready to help answer all of your questions. Healing is within your reach, and it doesn’t have to involve a Cortisone injection or an extensive surgical procedure. Contact us today at Phoenix Regenerative Medicine in Scottsdale, AZ, to learn more about PRP and how it can heal your injury.