Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection treatment is particularly helpful for sports injuries. According to an article published by Podiatry Today, “Platelets are a cellular component of the blood that play a key role in the formation of a blood clot. Platelets contain and release proteins, cytokines and other bioactive factors (growth factors, clotting factors, etc.) that initiate and regulate wound healing.”
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy is a form of regenerative medicine. It involves drawing the patient’s blood and then isolating it through use of a centrifuge. The result is a concentrated platelet that contains concentrated components called growth factors, which is then injected back into the patient’s site of injury.
These growth factors are healing components of the body’s natural bone and soft-tissue.
This is a significant advancement in science that allows injuries to “jump-start” the body’s natural healing process.
Sports and athletic-related injuries can cause undesirable weeks, or months of recovery. PRP offers a safe, quick and highly effective treatment for some of the most common sports injuries: