The primary role of platelets is to stop and prevent bleeding. If your blood vessel gets damaged, your body communicates with platelets, triggering them to travel to an injured site. After arrival at the injured area, platelets clump together to create a clot that stops bleeding. Platelets are also an essential reservoir of growth factors in your body and thus play a role in various processes such as healing damaged tissues, coagulation, and immune response. Clinical studies show that New Brunswick PRP therapy can trigger cell reproduction and stimulate the regeneration of tissues. Thus, an injury site treated with PRP therapy can benefit from enhanced healing and recovery.
PRP therapy involves removing blood from your vein using a needle. Your PRP specialist then processes the blood sample using a machine that separates the blood into its different components, depending on their density.
The resulting concentrate or plasma is rich in platelets and contains fewer volumes of other blood components like red blood cells. The platelet concentrate is gently injected into an area with an injury or pain. Consequently, below are some benefits you may get from platelet-rich plasma therapy.
- Accelerates wound healing
When you get injured, your body transports blood, which contains numerous nutrients and growth factors, to the injured site. The platelets can plug a cut or bruise on your injured blood vessels.
The substances released by platelets promote cell reproduction and tissue regeneration, which are essential for repairing the wounded site and encouraging healing.
Platelets also secrete numerous cytokines and other proteins that help kill and neutralize harmful bacteria or viruses entering your wound.
- Enhances recovery
The popularity of PRP therapy has significantly increased over the last few years, especially because of its use by professional athletes. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can help athletes quickly recover from their injuries and enable them to get back to playing almost immediately.
You can rely on PRP therapy to relieve pain from injuries caused by sporting or non-related sporting activities. Your PRP treatment specialist can help you recover from joint pain, muscle tears, sprains, strains, or tendonitis.
Also, you may benefit from PRP injections after surgery to speed up your healing process; thus, you do not have to spend much time in recovery.
- Provides relief against arthritis pain and discomfort
Studies show that PRP therapy can help alleviate pain in your affected joints, improve your joints’ function, and halt further damage to tissues.
The PRP concentrate or serum has anti-inflammation properties that discourage the swelling of painful joints.
You may be a good candidate for PRP therapy if arthritis has affected joints in your knees, elbows, hands, or feet.
- Offers inflammation relief
When you injure your tissues, they become inflamed due to the accumulation of fluids and blood in and around the injury site. The healing properties delivered through fluids prevent or minimize attack by pathogens and help rebuild damaged tissues.
The PRP serum contains anti-inflammation properties, which provide relief against irritation and swelling of tissues adjacent to your nerves. As a result, you will feel less pain and discomfort.
Contact Pain & Anesthesia Care today to schedule an appointment with a PRP injections specialist.