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what is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
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What is PRP Therapy?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP Therapy is a clinic based, non-surgical procedure that involves taking a patient’s blood and using a centrifuge to isolate and concentrate a platelet rich solution. It is commonly used by doctors and surgeons to treat foot and ankle injuries. The platelets are the cells in our body that contain nutrients and growth factors, which stimulate the normal wound healing process, e.g. the same way that your skin heals after a scrape. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is relatively a new procedure but more and more foot doctors, and foot pain management centers are using it on their patients.
With PRP therapy, we extract a very high concentration of platelets from your own blood. This concentrated PRP is rich in a patient’s own natural healing and grown factors. It is then injected back into the injured tissue to help accelerate healing, reduce pain and increase functionality. PRP therapy is used by many patients to avoid expensive and painful foot and ankle surgeries.
What are the benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy?
PRP injections harness the healing power of your own blood to reduce joint pain caused by inflammation. It may actually repair your damaged joint lining, as well as slowing down further wear and tear of your cartilage. The PRP injection contains valuable proteins and growth factors that your body may use to begin repairing cells and tissue.
PRP therapy has several benefits:
- It’s low risk
- It supports long-term healing of your injury
- For some, it can be a non-invasive alternative to surgery
- It uses your own plasma to accelerate your body’s natural healing process.
To learn more about Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP therapy) visit http://prpfootdoctor.com