Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections offer a revolutionary therapy for people with joint issues. The noninvasive treatment is available at Progressive Wellness and Rehabilitation for people living in Warrenville, Illinois, and surrounding communities. If you have joint pain that’s failed to respond to more conservative treatments, consult with regenerative medicine specialist Dr. Bill Buchar. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn more about how PRP injections can help you.
Platelets are a component of blood that offer specialized healing properties. Platelet-rich plasma is derived from your own blood that’s drawn and then spun down in a centrifuge to greatly concentrate the platelet count. PRP injections contain up to 500% more platelets and growth factor than your normal blood. Dr. Buchar injects this concentrated healing solution into injured areas to stimulate your own body’s ability to restore and regenerate tissue.
People with joint pain in areas such as the knee or shoulder who have failed to respond to conservative treatments, such as rest and physical therapy, are good candidates. PRP injections can treat:
The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain ample amounts of growth factors and other bioactive compounds that stimulate and accelerate tissue repair and regrowth. When injected into injured bone, tendons, ligaments, and muscles, the PRP activates the development of new blood vessels and supports the wound-healing process naturally.
Platelet-rich plasma injections are an effective way to treat joint pain without invasive surgery or habit-forming drugs. You don’t have to undergo anesthesia, the potential complications of surgery, or a long recovery time. Treatment with PRP injections is relatively swift and pain-free.
The PRP injections stimulate your body’s own ability to heal, bringing a significant improvement in pain, often eliminating it altogether. You’ll also experience a remarkable return of function. Because the PRP is derived from your own blood, you won’t have any allergic reactions or rejections – your body accepts it readily.
Many patients experience a resolution of their pain and return to function after just one injection. When you’re evaluated six to eight weeks following your first treatment, you’ll discuss your goals and results with Dr. Buchar. In some cases, up to three treatments are necessary.
If you have joint pain or an injury that fails to respond to conservative treatment, consider PRP injections as a noninvasive way to restore function. Call Progressive Wellness and Rehabilitation or use the online scheduler to book a consultation.