Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)

What is platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP)?

Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) utilizes a concentrated element in our blood that’s enriched with growth and healing factors, as well as stem cells. Platelets are commonly known for their important role in blood clotting. Platelets also contain many proteins called growth factors, critical for the healing process of injuries.

How does PRP work?

PRP contains a high concentration of platelets and more than thirty bioactive proteins to help heal damaged tissue. Research suggests growth factors released by platelets supply curable cells, as well as stem cells that increase soft tissue healing and tissue repair. PRP is prepared by withdrawing a patient’s blood and inserting it at the affected site through injections.

Who benefits from PRP?

Patients with:

  • Arthritic joints
  • Chronic/stubborn unhealed injuries
  • Ankle sprains
  • Hip, knee and other joint osteoarthritis
  • Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis
  • Nerve entrapment syndromes
  • Knee sprains and instability
  • Hamstring and hip strains
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Shoulder pain and instability
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Lumbar spine disc and back pain
  • Ankle, shoulder, knee and hip joint arthritis
  • Hair loss

If you’re interested in PRP, please call Physical Healthcare of Jacksonville at 904-645-0777 to schedule a complimentary consultation.