PRP Therapy in Palm Beach. Heal Sports Injuries at NovaGenix
PRP Therapy: What You Need To Know. NovaGenix.Org
What is it? PRP therapy involves drawing a patient’s own blood, separating the growth factors and other cytokines from the rest of the blood and reintroducing it to the injury site to stimulate the healing process in a damaged tendon or joint. Doctors draw a small amount of blood from a patient’s arm and spin it in a centrifuge, which isolates platelets and plasma containing natural growth factors and healing proteins. The PRP is then injected into the injured area to initiate cartilage, tendon, and muscle and tissue regeneration.
What does it treat? PRP is typically used to treat chronic, ongoing injuries, such as hamstring and Achilles tendon problems. The worse the tendon degeneration is, the better PRP tends to work. Patients should try traditional protocols first: ice, rest, biomechanical adjustments, and physical therapy. If those fail, PRP can be life-changing. The results are nothing short of amazing.
How effective? The literature on PRP describes mixed results, though a review in the journal Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology evaluated the effectiveness of PRP in sports-medicine cases and concluded that PRP may help connective tissue heal even when other treatments have failed. In a recent case study that treated more than 300 athletes using PRP, there were positive results in 60 to 70 percent of the cases.
Who’s had it? Golfer Tiger Woods. Tennis Player Rafael Nadal. NBA MVP Steph Curry. MLB Pitcher Stephen Strasburg. NFL Star Troy Polamalu. UFC Fighter and Word Champion Gilbert Burns to name a few…
Does it hurt? While the injection may be uncomfortable, the needles used are small and the pain is minimal. Mild soreness for two or three days isn’t unusual and the PRP starts to provide improvement in a short period of time.
Who offers it? NovaGenix Wellness and Integrative Medicine at 609 N. Hepburn ave, suite 106. Jupiter, Fl 33458 Call (561) 277-8260
What’s the cost? It can range anywhere from $600 and up based on how extensive the injury is and how many injections are required. Most insurers don’t currently cover PRP, but the surgical alternatives are often in the tens of thousands of dollars, so PRP is not just effective but it’s affordable as well.
Treatment plan? Most athletes benefit from a single injection, though some require another round, three to six months later.
Schedule an appointment today by calling 561-277-8260 and visit www.NovaGenix.org for more information