The path to healing from a personal injury can be long and frustrating. If you suffer from tendon, muscle, or joint injuries, or experience knee arthritis due to a previous accident, you may be a great candidate for a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection. Charlie Piermarini, PA-C, MSPAS, MS, MPH, and the team at Complete Injury and Wellness in Phoenix, Arizona, offer this unique treatment to speed up your healing time. If you’d like to know more about PRP injections, reach out online, or call today to book an appointment.
A PRP injection is a safe and effective treatment that speeds up recovery after an injury. Blood is mostly a liquid called plasma, but it also contains platelets that are crucial in clotting blood and healing injuries.
A PRP injection requires that your provider draws your blood. They then separate your blood’s platelets from the other cells and increase their concentration by using a process called centrifugation.
During a PRP injection, your provider injects this higher concentration of platelets into the site where you have an injury. This process allows your body to speed up its recovery time.
Many famous athletes use PRP injections to heal after an injury, but this treatment is also available to anyone suffering from a personal injury. The injection treats:
It’s important to speak with your provider about your injury, current health, and your recovery goals. Your provider makes the PRP injection from your own blood, so luckily, there is no risk of an allergic reaction. It’s normal for you to feel some sensitivity at the injection site.
Complete Injury & Wellness requires a medical exam and discussion before proceeding with a PRP injection. If you decide to proceed with the procedure, your provider will draw a small amount of your blood.
After putting your blood in a centrifuge, which allows your provider to collect three times more platelets than a normal blood sample, they numb your injection site. Your provider then injects the PRP into the site of your injury.
Your provider will encourage you to put ice on the injection site every 2-3 hours in the first few days after your treatment. You shouldn’t experience any pain, but be sure to ease back into any rigorous activity that affects your injury site.
If you are suffering from chronic or acute pain from an injury and looking to heal faster, reach out to Complete Injury & Wellness in Phoenix, Arizona, today and schedule your appointment over the phone or through the online portal. Your provider is looking forward to discussing your interest in PRP injections and your speedy road to recovery.