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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an injection-based therapy that is an orthopedic treatment for healing damaged muscles, tendons, joints, or ligaments. Here at the Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine, we provide the best in PRP treatments and other regenerative medicine practices. Yet, what is platelet-rich plasma therapy, and how can it benefit you? Check out our in-depth article below to learn all you need to know about PRP treatments.

The Basics Of Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatments

Regenerative medicine, and by extension PRP treatments, aim to reduce pain and restore damage to musculoskeletal injuries. Platelet-rich plasma treatments are most popular in sports-related injuries, thanks to their regenerative muscle properties; however, these treatments can be and are still used to treat underlying medical conditions and muscle degeneration due to age. A doctor may recommend PRP therapy if you have one of the following conditions:

  1. Chronic tendon injuries
  2. Acute injuries to muscles or joints
  3. Postsurgical repair to help proper healing
  4. Osteoarthritis
  5. Balding

Platlet-rich plasma treatments are relatively simple and painless and come with little to no recovery times. First, PRP therapy is NOT a surgical option and doesn’t require potent or addictive drugs. When going in for a PRP treatment, the doctor will take a measure of blood, similar to a blood draw for testing. Then, it will be mixed with a solution and spun in a centrifuge to extract the plasma in a concentrated form. The resulting plasma is then injected back into the body at the affected site and stimulates the regrowth of tissues.

Treatable Conditions from the Experts at Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine

  • Achilles Tendon Ruptures Treatment
  • AC Joint and Tendon Tears Treatment
  • Ankle Pain Treatment
  • Arthritis Treatment
  • Back Pain Treatment
  • Bone Pain Treatment
  • Bursitis Treatment
  • Chronic Inflammation Treatment
  • Chronic Pain Treatment
  • Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment
  • Elbow Pain Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Injury Treatment
  • Foot Pain Treatment
  • Herniated Discs of The Spine
  • Hip Injury Treatment
  • Hip Pain Treatment
  • Joint Pain Treatment
  • Knee Injury Treatment
  • Knee Pain Treatment
  • Ligament Injury Treatment
  • Ligament Strains
  • Lower Back Pain and Spinal Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation Treatment
  • Meniscus Tears in the Knee
  • Muscle And Tendon Sprain and Strain Treatment
  • Muscle Pain Treatment
  • Muscle Strains from Sports and Other Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder Treatment
  • Musculoskeletal Injury Treatment
  • Musculoskeletal Pain Treatment
  • Neck Pain Treatment
  • Nerve Pain Treatment
  • Neuropathy Treatment
  • Osteoarthritis And Degeneration of Joints
  • Other Pains Involving Bone, Joints or Tendons
  • Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
  • PRP For Hair Loss Treatment
  • Rotator Cuff Tears in The Shoulders
  • Sacroiliac (Si) Joint Dysfunction Treatment  
  • Sacroiliitis / Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction Treatment
  • Sciatic Nerve Pain Treatment
  • Sciatica / Lumbar or Lumbosacral Radiculopathy Treatment
  • Sciatica Treatment
  • Shoulder Pain Treatment
  • Spinal Stenosis Treatment
  • Spine Pain Treatment
  • Spine Trauma Treatment
  • Tendinitis Treatment
  • Tendon Injury Treatment
  • Treatment for Tendonitis and Bursitis
  • Treatment for Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
  • Tension Headache Treatment
  • Torn Tendons and Ligament Treatment
  • Treatment After Auto Injuries
  • Treatment For Internal Derangement of Knee Cartilage
  • Treatment For Knee Cartilage Lesions
  • Treatment For Muscular Weakness
  • Treatment For Shoulder Injuries

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PRP treatments take about an hour to administer and will have you out the door without needing any recovery room time. Most people can resume their daily routine after platelet-rich plasma treatment, although your doctor may recommend rest and a regular physical therapy schedule for affected muscles. Most patients won’t feel relief within the first day, as the body requires time to regenerate after a PRP injection session. Chances are that in the following weeks, you will experience a slow but steady reduction in pain, muscle recovery, and increased mobility levels.

PRP Treatment Frequently Asked Questions

How much blood will the doctor need to draw?

While the amount of blood drawn for a PRP therapy is considered a ‘high volume blood draw,’ it usually is about 120 ccs, or roughly 1/5 of a typical blood donation, and is considered very safe.

Are PRP injections painful?

Pain levels depend on the patient, although as the therapy is administered via an injection, it is non-invasive, and the only pain would be the slight discomfort of an injection needle.

How do I know the injection is going to the right place?

PRP injections are almost always assisted by an ultrasound and/or x-ray to ensure that injection sites are safe and effective. Our Board-Certified physicians have specialty training in x-ray and ultrasound guidance to ensure the injections are administered in the correct area to produce the highest possibility for positive outcomes.

Do PRP injections really work?

Yes, there has been extensive research done into platelet-rich plasma therapies. It has been proven in several peer-reviewed publications, like this one on Web MD, which shows that PRP injections assist in tendon, muscle, and joint repair.

Are there any disqualifying conditions?

Yes, you shouldn’t consider PRP if you have the following conditions:

  • Abnormal platelet function or a low platelet count
  • Anemia
  • Cancer
  • An infection
Thomas Nabity Jr., MD
Thomas Nabity Jr. MD
Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Thomas Nabity Jr., MD 

Dr. Thomas Nabity works with frustrated patients suffering from pain who are motivated to find an alternative to drugs and surgery. Even if you think you have tried everything and have no option, Dr. Nabity is here to tell you that we can eliminate your pain and give you back the ability to do the things you love to do. He helps people in chronic pain who are looking to alternatives to drugs and surgery who want natural solutions to pain relief and long to be in control of their health once and for all. (Read Full Bio)

John Santa Ana, DO
John Santa Ana, DO
Regenerative Medicine Specialist

John Santa Ana, DO

Dr. Santa Ana is Board Certified in PM&R and Electrodiagnostic medicine. He is a physician specializing in Interventional Sports, Joints, and Spine treatments. Dr. John received his medical degree at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and his specialty training in PM&R at The Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC. He is a Veteran and was a physician in the US Army, treating our Nation’s heroes’ musculoskeletal conditions and getting them back in the fight. Dr. John is also experienced in EMG Testing with over 10 years of Electromyography (Read Full Bio)

Dr Farhat DO
Robert Farhat, DO
Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Robert Farhat, DO

Dr. Farhat is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Pain Medicine. Dr. Farhat has integrated Regenerative Medicine into the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions for the past several years, but has now joined Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine in order to provide a comprehensive approach to non-surgical musculoskeletal conditions. He is considered an expert in non-surgical spine care, but treats all musculoskeletal conditions. (Read Full Bio)

Curt Wimmer
Curt Wimmer, MD
Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Curt Wimmer, MD

Dr. Wimmer has now joined Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine in order to provide a comprehensive approach to non-surgical musculoskeletal conditions. He is considered an expert in interventional pain management with an extensive resume in the medical field. (Read Full Bio)

Reduce Your Pain And Regenerate Your Life At The Michigan Center For Regenerative Medicine

Our team of expert doctors and staff is here to help you find the regenerative medicine option that is right for you. The first step is a consultation, where we will explore regenerative medicine options and determine whether platelet-rich plasma therapy is right for you.

Call us today at (248) 216-1008 and schedule your consultation visit.

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