Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)

PRP Treatment – Physical HealthCare of JacksonVille

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)?

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is the first ever for of regenerative treatment for joint, tendon, muscle, and ligament injury, cartilage degeneration, and wide variety of chronic and neurological conditions. Platelet Rich Plasma contains a high concentration of platelets and more than thirty bioactive proteins to help heal damaged tissue. Patients heal 2-5 times faster with the use of PRP Therapy.

Platelets are concentrated elements in our blood that are enriched with growth and healing factors, as well as, stem cells critical for the healing process of injuries. Research suggests growth factors released by platelets supply curable cells in addition to stem cells that increase soft tissue healing and tissue repair.

How does Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy work?

The patient’s own blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge machine which spins it at a very high speed to separate the plasma and platelets from your blood. The concentrated platelets are then re-injected into the patient’s affected or injured area. At Physical Healthcare of Jacksonville we use this state-of-the-art therapy in conjunction with rehabilitation to help the body’s natural healing mechanisms and enrich your ability to repair and regenerate.

Advantages of PRP Therapy:

  • Non-surgical approach to treating injuries and chronic pain, especially when other modalities and treatments have not worked.
  • Derived from the patient’s own blood to help in the healing processes, reducing any risk of adverse reaction.
  • Speeds healing and recovery in post-surgical patients.
  • Safer than cortisone injections with less side effects.
  • Can prevent or replace the need for surgery.

What Conditions Can Be Treated with PRP Therapy?

We use the regenerative power of PRP to treat chronic and debilitating conditions including:

  • Chronic or severe arthritis in joints
  • Chronic/stubborn unhealed injuries
  • Torn ligaments and tendons
  • Muscle tear or injury
  • Joint instability
  • Ankle sprains
  • Hip, knee and other joint osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis
  • Nerve entrapment syndromes
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • 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

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