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Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could eliminate your aches and pains with your own cells? While it might sound like science fiction, recent medical advancements have made it possible for Denver Physical Medicine to help you do just that using a technique known as platelet-rich plasma treatment or PRP Treatment.
PRP treatment is a ground-breaking, non-surgical treatment that eases the pain by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. It is safe and promotes long-lasting healing of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.
If you are suffering from chronic pain, PRP treatment may be the solution you need.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma, often referred to simply as PRP, is blood that has been spun at high speeds and separated to produce a high concentration of platelets. Platelets, which act as your blood’s clotting cells, enhance the healing of muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
PRP injections can also be injected into certain areas, platelets help damaged tissue heal, resulting in significantly decreased pain.
How Does It Work?
Platelets are mostly known for the ability to clot blood and stop bleeding. However, they are also a key component in the healing of injuries. They are rich in healing and connective tissue growth factors, and they are the first thing your body delivers to injuries. They begin the healing process and attract stem cells to damaged tissue.
To fully harness the healing properties of platelets, they must be separated from red blood cells and concentrated into a solution that can be injected into the damaged tissue.
What Conditions Does PRP Treat?
PRP can be used to treat a number of chronic conditions that have not responded well to other treatment methods. Some of these conditions include, but are not limited to:
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Lumbar spine disc injuries
- Ankle Sprains
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Knee sprains and instability
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
PRP Treatment in Denver
At Denver Physical Medicine, we offer PRP treatment in Denver, and we have helped countless patients with their chronic pain problems. To learn more or schedule a consultation, please contact us today by calling 303-757-7272.