PRP–platelet-rich plasma–is a therapy that’s been around for approximately 40 years. It’s used extensively in the sports world to treat musculoskeletal injuries and has spread into other medical fields.
At Ortho Injury & Wellness Center in Lithonia, we offer PRP injections for joint pain, knee pain, shoulders, elbows and more. PRP has been proven key to empowering your body to heal itself. Our nurse practitioner has extensive training on PRP, and it’s used in conjunction with our rehab program to make sure that you get the most out of it.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Aids the Healing Process
High profile people, like Angelina Jolie, Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez, and Kim Kardashian have utilized PRP therapy for a variety of needs, from improving skin health to recovering from surgery. All athletes returned to play faster than anticipated.
PRP isn’t a medicine; it’s plasma from your own blood isolated and injected back into an injury site. This helps your body regenerate. At Ortho Injury & Wellness, we draw a blood sample, spin it in a machine designed to separate plasma from the rest of your blood matter, and inject the plasma concentration back into you.
What happens is plasma stimulates a mild immune response, getting the body to pay extra attention to the injury site. The injection places the necessary healing tools right where your body needs them, enabling it to get to work. The presence of platelets reduces inflammation and promotes cellular growth, and then growth factors activate the healing of bone and soft tissue.
Platelet-rich plasma has been proven to dramatically improve healing and function, and improve pain levels. PRP injections are now used frequently to treat rotator cuff tears and accompanying pain, various forms of tendonitis, ruptures in the Achilles tendon, tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow.
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Our nurse practitioner, Laquay Jones, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, recognizes the need to provide a comprehensive, holistic approach to health and total body wellness to her patients, families and the community. Her scope of practice encompasses health promotion and disease prevention and management of chronic and acute common health conditions.