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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Pain Relief

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Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP is a technique where patients use their own blood to help relieve chronic pain.
 

PRP can be used in patients that have failed conventional treatments.
 
Most patients who try PRP have tried multiple rounds of physical therapy or cortisone injections and have failed to progress. PRP is another non-surgical option that allows patients to return to normal activities without surgery.
 
PRP can be done as a one-time injection or in many cases will be done as a series of injections. For the series, up to three injections can be given several weeks apart.
 
PRP can offer pain relief from:

  • Chronic scarred tendon
  • Chronic tendinitis
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Tennis elbow
  • Osteoarthritis in the knee

 

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