PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy is non-surgical regenerative injection therapy for chronic musculoskeletal pain. Composed of concentrated growth factors found in your own blood platelets, PRP has been effectively used in orthopedics and sports medicine for healing soft tissue injuries to tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. Top athletes and weekend warriors have experienced amazing results with PRP and gotten back in the game with a shorter recovery time.
Platelets are cells that travel in your bloodstream to areas of injury to stop bleeding and to release growth factors that stimulate tissue repair. Once the area is healed, the pain signal typically goes away. While conventional pain treatments are focused on turning off the pain symptom, PRP is aimed at healing the cause of the pain—damaged joints and connective tissue.