If you have an injury that isn’t healing like it should, platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) may help enhance your recovery. The experienced team of podiatrists at the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NY, offer PRP therapy and other treatments for sports-related injuries. Call today to learn more or book an appointment online.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP, uses blood-clotting components called platelets, which contain numerous proteins important for healing. PRP is used to help injured athletes heal and get back out on the field or court more quickly.
To perform PRP, the experienced team of podiatrists at the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine do the following:
Athletes like Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant have used PRP treatment to accelerate healing of their injuries. PRP is often used to enhance the healing process of:
PRP is also used to reduce inflammation caused by arthritis and in the scalp that may cause hair loss.
An ideal PRP candidate has an injury that hasn’t responded well after several months of traditional treatment such as physical therapy, rest, and stretching. While research is ongoing to determine exactly how PRP treatment works, including on healing broken bones and after surgery, numerous athletes swear by this method to accelerate healing.
There are minimal risks involved with PRP therapy, but possible drawbacks may include:
While many athletes swear by PRP for enhanced healing of sports-related injuries, research studies show mixed results. More research is needed to fully understand all of the benefits PRP therapy has to offer.
At your appointment, one of the experienced medical team of doctors at the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine determines if PRP treatment best meets your healing needs. If you’ve tried other treatments without success, PRP therapy may be the next step.
Call the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine to learn more or book your appointment online today.