Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can help you recover from an injury and return to your activity quickly. With his expertise in diagnosis, evaluation, and regenerative therapies, Bobby Nourani, DO can help you get through the most complex of pain-causing conditions with personalized PRP therapy sessions. Find out if PRP is right for you by booking a consultation online or over the phone.
How can PRP help?
Platelet-rich plasma, more commonly known as PRP, is a regenerative therapy that involves stimulating your body’s natural healing processes. Your body is full of powerful healing compounds known as growth factors that are attached to platelets in your blood. Any time you have an injury, those growth factors jump into action, repairing tissues and triggering new tissue development.
Medical research shows that by extracting these growth factors, putting them in a high-concentration solution, and injecting them directly into injured joints and tissues, they can improve your body’s natural repair process.
While PRP therapy is used for a wide variety of conditions, some of the most common issues that benefit from PRP therapy include:
- Arthritic degeneration
- Surgery recovery
- Tendon or ligament tears
- Muscle injuries
- Bone damage
- Acute, chronic, or recurrent joint pain
- Weak or damaged ligaments and tendons
- Shoulder pain, rotator cuff injuries and partial-tears.
- Spine including back and neck pain
- Pains, strains, and instability of joints
- Ankle sprains
- Achilles tendinosis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sports hernias
- Overuse injuries
What happens during a PRP visit?
The entire process occurs in the office starting with a simple blood draw from your arm. Over the next 15 minutes, your blood is transferred to tubes and processed in a centrifuge to rapidly spin and isolate the platelets and growth factors. The concentrated solution is your very own PRP. Your PRP is then transferred to a syringe. Dr. Nourani carefully and precisely injects the PRP into damaged tissues, often making several injections. The injection process takes a few minutes, and you can return home immediately afterward.
What to expect?
A few days of soreness at the injection site is normal. Some patients respond well to just one treatment. Others may need 2-3 treatments. Follow-up reevaluation will help determine the best next steps. Injections are spaced 1-2 months apart, if needed.
How many PRP treatments do I need?
While it’s common to experience inflammation and pain after your PRP treatment, you should start noticing an improvement in your injured area within a few weeks. Depending on your specific injury and how quickly you recover after PRP, Dr. Nourani may recommend 2-3 sessions, each spaced at least 2-3 months apart, in order to achieve optimal results and improved function.
What are the risks with PRP?
Anytime a needle is placed in the body, there is a risk of infection, bleeding, and nerve damage. These risks are very rare due to the antiseptic measures taken in the office and Dr. Nourani’s training. A couple treatment areas have additional risks that Dr. Nourani will discuss prior to treatment. Again, these are very rare. Numerous measures are taken to limit all risks.
Schedule your PRP consultation with Dr. Nourani today. Click on the online booking feature or call the clinic directly.