Skip to main content

The Benefits of PRP Injections

Written By Natural Healing Arts Medical on June 4, 2018

You may have heard of PRP injections in Bradenton, but what exactly are they? And what health problems can PRP help with?

PRP Therapy can help with a variety of issues including knee pain, joint pain, tendonitis, and even hair regrowth. 

PRP injections work by introducing cells that your body recognizes, which facilitates and speeds up the healing process.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy works with natural substances from your own body to help promote rejuvenation on the cellular level. 

We take a small sample of your own blood and separate out the “Platelet Rich Plasma” that contains important growth factors. These growth factors are then injected into the problem area. This stimulates natural healing in the body.

These are the same growth factors that work to heal a fresh injury in the body. Unfortunately, if an injury has aged and did not heal fully, those growth factors aren’t triggered as before. PRP Therapy simply recreates the conditions that occur after a new injury to promote healing.

What Conditions Can Be Improved with PRP Therapy? 

Knee pain and joint pain are two conditions that generally respond well to PRP Therapy. Related and additional conditions include:

  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Muscle / Tendon Tears
  • Chronic Pain
  • Torn Ligaments
  • Osteoarthritis

Studies have shown great promise for PRP treatments. One study by the Hospital for Special Surgery demonstrated that 73% of patients saw an improvement in pain and function while delaying the progression of osteoarthritis in the knee. 

PRP can not only help in tissue repair, but in reducing inflammation. PRP can halt the loss of cartilage in the knee, which is critical for pain-free knee function.

PRP injections can also help with hair regrowth. In this case, the Platelet Rich Plasma is injected into the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles. This treatment is a great alternative to using baldness preventative drugs like Propecia, which have potential side effects. PRP can also be used topically for those that do not want to do scalp injections.

PRP Injections in Bradenton, Florida

Natural Healing Arts Medical Center is located in sunny Bradenton, Florida, close to Sarasota. We offer chiropractic services to all of Manatee County. We are experts in using Platelet Rich Plasma to support your body’s own natural healing. Contact us today at (941) 761-4994 to discuss how we can help alleviate pain in your knees or joints using PRP Therapy.

Posted In: PRP Treatment