Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) for Chronic Tendon Injuries
PRP therapy is an advanced treatment method that has been proven effective for pain management and rejuvenating various tissues that can help hasten the healing process. It is a good option for chronic tendon injuries that were not allowed to heal properly when they first occurred. With the use of PRP and other treatment options, chronic pain can be effectively treated in most cases.
PRP uses the body's own blood cells to elicit a healing response. Blood is drawn, and the platelets are removed. A concentrated amount of platelets is mixed into a matrix that is injected into the injured tendon and the surrounding areas. The higher concentration of platelets brings more oxygen and nutrients to the area to support the growth of new, healthy cells.
Repetitive Motion Injuries
Many jobs require a person to perform the same motion over and over again. This causes excessive wear and tear on the joints and will lead to tendonitis over time. Tendonitis will worsen over time if the repetitive motion does not stop and the bones are allowed to heal. Wearing a brace may help, but the injury will worsen if it is not allowed to heal.
Athletic or sports-related injuries can also be effectively treated with PRP treatments. Tennis/pitcher's elbow is a repetitive motion injury found in many athletes. These injuries can weaken the joint over time, leading to chronic pain. Rest and proper care can lessen the pain, but they won't give the injury what it needs to heal.
When PRP is used in conjunction with chiropractic care, your joints get the structural support they need, along with the nutrients to aid in the healing process. Healing is a lengthy process when it comes to a chronic injury. Your chiropractor can help you find the relief you need by creating a customized treatment plan that includes PRP therapy, deep tissue massage, and chiropractic adjustments.
Visit Advanced Medical Solutions in Myrtle Beach, SC, to Learn More about PRP
If you would like to learn more about PRP therapy, contact us as soon as possible. Advanced Medical Solutions offers Myrtle Beach, SC residents treatment options that can help with pain management and promote healing. Schedule an appointment at 843-742-7922 to speak with our chiropractor. Together we can come up with a therapy plan that will provide you with the relief you are looking for.