New Treatment Provides Lasting Musculoskeletal Pain Relief
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a revolutionary new non-sugical treatment that relieves pain by promoting long lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions.
The PRP procedure uses a patient’s own blood components and growth factors to stimulate a healing response in damaged tissues.
The body’s natural reaction to an injury is to send platelets and white blood cells from the blood to the damaged tissues to initiate healing. Your body’s platelets store numerous growth factors which are released through signals from the injured tissue.
New advancements in medicine now allow us to concentrate platelets and white blood cells from your blood, and encourage this growth factor release as we inject the solution directly into injured tissue, simulating this same healing response in a much more potent form. By enhancing the body’s natural healing capacity, this treatment has been shown to lead to a more rapid, more efficient, and more thorough restoration of the tissue to a healthy state.
What can PRP treat?
- Back or neck injuries
- Patellar tendonitis/tendinosis
- Quadriceps muscle injuries
- Ligament sprains and tears
Shoulder & Arm
- Rotator cuff tendonitis, tendonopathy and partial tears
- A-C joint pain and arthritis
- Biceps tendonitis
- Medial and lateral epicondylitis (golfers & tennis elbow)
- Hip muscle pain or injury
- Sacroiliac joint pain
- Hamstring tendonitis or tears
Lower Leg & Foot
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shin splints
- Peroneal tendonitis
- Ankle sprains
- Achilles tendonitis and partial tears
The therapy has grown popular among professional athletes from a variety of sports, who are looking to avoid surgery or prolonged recovery periods. Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, Kobe Bryant and Rafael Nadal are just a few sports superstars who are reported to have undergone PRP therapy in recent years.
Garden State Medical Center has the top physicians in the region trained in PRP therapy. They can determine if this advanced, non-surgical treatment is right for you.