What is PRP ?
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is a non-surgical therapy where in human blood is extracted from the human body by a normal injection. Once the blood is drawn it is then placed into a centrifuge. The centrifuge is a machine that spins the blood at high speeds in order to separate the blood into red blood cells and concentrated platelets. Once the blood is separated the red blood cells are discarded, and we are left with concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) which is ready to be used in the treatment process.
Platelets are the clotting cells of our blood, but they also have great potential in enhancing healing of muscle, tendon, and ligaments etc.In short, PRP creates, stimulates, and accelerates the body's natural healing process. Patients typically experience significant reduction in pain after the first or second injection. Generally speaking PRP injections are not painful; however the discomfort level depends on the part of the body being treated. Injections into the joint are of minimal discomfort.