• Adam Whatley

PRP injection treatment. How does it work for running injuries?

PRP injections are now a huge part of practice with and Sports this is because they’re a great form of treatment to speed healing and quickly get runners and other athletes back on track and to cut the healing times by half or more to muscle, ligament and tendon tears, Achilles injuries, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis of the elbow, shoulder ailments, meniscus and labral tears in shoulders, knees and hips, back pain, arthritis, etc. 

Here is how PRP works: We take a small sample of your blood (approximately 20ml) and using a special centrifuge, spins it down for 5 minutes. This separates out a layer of platelet rich plasma (PRP), with white blood cells which is then injected into the area needing regenerative therapy. This accelerates healing so fast it is truly remarkable. Many athletes have this treatment for injuries and are back in action in no time... I have seen patients do just as well, though sometimes it can take more treatments.

Pros:

It works faster than treating injuries without it, getting athletes back to their sport quicker. — PRP is completely natural cutting out all drugs, and we all like that. If you think of a cut, platelets come in to the area but also send out "signals" for the body to bring in multiple healing factors (stem cells). Putting PRP there multiplies this response by a factor of seven or more. — It can be done without going into hospital in a little less than one hour. — The injection does not weaken structures like cortisone does, it actually strengthens and Regenerates them. 

Cons:

— Some against the procedure point to minimal published research as of yet. This simply because it is a relatively new form of treatment and research takes time and money. This being said, there are many good research articles out there which show a fantastic body of evidence. — Others who usually talk against the procedure are surgeons and they have a vested interest in not seeing more do a procedure that may eliminate some surgeries. A few years ago was the first North American PRP Conference in Toronto. The good news: Many well-respected physicians spoke about multicenter clinical trials research at major institutions in this country which will be flooding medical journals soon. Harvard cell biologists showed the cellular mechanism on how this works so well. Dr. Psrita from Florida spoke of the future using stem cells; he is best known for doing the Bartolo Colon stem cell procedure. Also, of note was that many speakers showed that giving Human Growth Hormone with the PRP or stem cells. so overall, platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections for the treatment of various conditions of joint problems, arthritis, tendinitis, ligament injuries and so on… Are showing very good clinical outcomes and better still associated with minimal side-effects!

Find out more information now and how PRP treatment can help you. Visit: www.dynamicosteopaths.com  alternatively, call us on (01564) 330773.

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