PRP Injection Recovery Time

PRP injection, or platelet-rich plasma injection, is a growing treatment option for a variety of orthopedic injuries and conditions. The injections are performed in-office at Denver Physical Medicine – your local Denver chiropractor, and the entire procedure usually only takes about 30 minutes.

What about PRP injection recovery time, though? If you have a busy life (like most of us do), you may not have a lot of time to devote to recovery. The great thing about PRP injections is that recovery time is minimal.

How Long Does it Take to Recover in PRP Injections?

For the vast majority of patients, there is little to no downtime necessary after receiving a PRP injection. You may feel a bit sore for two to three days, and you may be prescribed pain medication to ease your discomfort.

It is wise to take it easy for a few days following treatment to avoid straining the injected tissue too much and too quickly. However, there generally is no need to completely avoid physical activity for a set period of time.

Most patients begin to experience relief within three to four weeks following an injection. The pain tends to improve over the next three to six months. However, it is important to note that all patients heal differently, and some areas may respond faster to PRP injections than others.

Why Choose PRP Injections?

Unlike other injections, such as cortisone, PRP resolves pain through healing. This provides long-lasting results and is extremely effective in helping patients get back to their normal lives.  Research indicates that PRP therapy promotes definitive tissue repair and confirms that the treatment aids in the healing process rather than simply masking pain.

In many cases, PRP injections can help patients avoid surgery. Since the injections are minimally invasive, they eliminate the need for lengthy downtime and the risk of serious complications.

If you think PRP injections may be the answer to your chronic pain or would like a consultation on other chiropractic services, contact Denver Physical Medicine today. Call 303-757-7272.