PRP Treatment – 3 Sports Injuries That Can Be Treated
Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend player, a sports injury can tamper with the playing routine and get you sidelined. Athletes are usually given a choice of either sitting out until the injury heals naturally which will take a long time or undergoing major surgery; both these options may not seem desirable though; PRP Treatment in this case a radical third alternative for you. PRP Treatment is a regenerative form of treatment where a small quantity of a patient’s blood is drawn and isolated; it is then boosted with healing platelets and injected into the affected area. This treatment is minimally invasive, safe, and quick; it is found to be very effective for treating common sports injuries.
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In the case of sports injuries, while the body can heal itself over a period of weeks or months; for some injuries, the body cannot heal itself completely. In both scenarios, PRP expedites the healing process. Here are some examples where PRP helps:
Treating Tennis Elbow – In this condition, tendons of the forearm become inflamed, typically from overuse or repetitive stress. Although this condition is not just limited to tennis players; even rock climbers, painters, carpenters, cooks, assembly line workers, basically, anyone who engages in repetitive arm movement is prone to this problem. PRP injections are particularly effective for treating tennis elbow as they address the pain of the tennis elbow and initiate healing.
Treating Rotators Cuff – A rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder. The injury in the rotator cuff is caused due to any repetitive overhead arm motion; it is also a common site of damage from falls and other accidents.
While complete rotator cuff tears will require surgery, the partial tears, and inflammation in the rotator cuff respond well to PRP injections.
Treating Plantar Fasciitis – Plantar fasciitis is the most common injury experienced by runners; or basically, anyone who performs feet-intensive tasks. This chronic condition causes severe heel pain. People who do not understand the chronicity of plantar fasciitis, resort to conservative home treatments. If left untreated for a longer time, plantar fasciitis can progress to bone spurs that require surgery. Hence the timely and correct treatment is imperative. PRP injections are very effective in treating plantar fasciitis as they not only relieve pain but also initiate the healing process so that the majority of the function is restored.
Are you suffering from any sports injury? If yes, it is important to address this problem well in time. While you continue your regular exercise and medications, consider PRP Treatment as it benefits faster and for longer. Before starting PRP treatment it is very important to understand its pros, cons, procedures and what can you expect. To do this, you need to consult a chronic pain specialist. If you are not sure where to start and how to proceed with this, feel free to reach out to me and I shall guide you.
With my experience of successfully treating hundreds of patients for chronic pain, I assure you that living a pain-free life is possible and you deserve it.