Sports injuries are common but can be painful and distressing. Injuries can include damage to muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints or bones. They can keep you from engaging in a favorite pastime, cause you to get out of shape, and make daily activities more difficult.
When you have a sports injury, you want to heal quickly and get back on the field, court, track, or course. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a treatment that uses your body’s own ability to heal itself to allow you to recover from your injury as quickly as possible.
What is PRP therapy?
PRP therapy is a treatment that harnesses the body’s ability to heal, and it has amazing results. Human blood contains plasma, which assists in blood clotting. Plasma also contains platelets, which promote cell growth.
Dr. Peymon Zarreii is a PRP specialist who ensures that you have the best PRP treatment possible. In PRP therapy, he draws a small amount of blood from your body. That blood is then spun in a centrifuge, a piece of equipment that separates the components of the blood. The plasma is collected and prepared for injection.
The area on your body where the injections will take place is numbed using a special lotion. Then Dr. Zarreii makes a number of small injections of the PRP into the targeted areas where your injury occurred. The PRP stimulates your cells to grow and repair your damaged tissues.
What are the benefits of PRP therapy?
There are a number of benefits of PRP therapy that make it a great option for treatment for sports injuries. These benefits include:
- Uses blood from your own body
- Few side effects
- Minimal risk
- Quick recovery
In addition, PRP therapy is performed as an outpatient procedure. It does not involve surgery, and you will be able to recover in the comfort of your own home.
What types of injuries can be treated with PRP?
PRP can be used to treat a variety of injuries, such as:
- Chronic tendon injuries
- Surgery recovery
- Acute ligament and muscle injuries
- Arthritis of the knee
Sports injuries can be painful and stressful. In addition to being unable to enjoy your favorite pastimes, your daily activities may also be limited while your body heals. You want to have your recovery be as short and easy as possible.
PRP therapy is a modern treatment that boosts your body’s healing abilities to help you recover quickly. Call 561-270-4751 or book an appointment online to see Dr. Zarreii.