How Can PRP Help You?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses concentrated platelets and growth factors to stimulate your body’s adult stem cells. This causes your stem cells to migrate to the site of an injury or disease and begin the healing process. In effect, PRP treatments supercharge your natural repair system using your own concentrated blood components. We provide this therapy to patients in New Jersey with the following conditions and more:
PRP therapy may be able to help with a number of neck issues including spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and headaches originating from the cervical spine.
PRP treatments have shown promise in treating low back pain and related conditions, such as sciatica. PRP may be especially effective for low back pain caused by disc issues.1
Rotator cuff tears, along with other shoulder tendon issues, may benefit from PRP injections. Animal studies have shown particularly encouraging results in this regard.2
Tennis elbow affects thousands of people each year and is not limited to just tennis players. This painful condition can often be effectively addressed with PRP injections, which have been shown to reduce pain levels.
Hip replacement surgeries are all too common in the United States. Treatment with PRP may allow you to avoid surgery, lessen your pain, and shorten your recovery time.
A single total knee replacement surgery costs an average of $49,500 in the United States and comes with weeks of painful recuperation.4 PRP treatments cost a fraction of this and are completely non-surgical. Just a few PRP injections may be able to lessen your pain and promote healing of your knee condition.
PRP treatments have been successfully used to treat ankle issues like Achilles tendon injuries and ankle cartilage problems.5 Such treatments may be your answer for avoiding surgery and prolonged recovery.
Plantar fasciitis is an often chronic condition in which the connective tissue around the sole of the foot becomes inflamed and tender. At its worst, plantar fasciitis can prevent you from walking. However, PRP treatments have been shown to be safe and effective at reducing pain from this condition.6
Delaying treatment may allow your problem to worsen. Contact us right away to learn more about how PRP therapy can help you.
1. Monfett, M. et al. “Intradiscal platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for discogenic low back pain: an update.” International Orthopaedics. June 2016: 40(6);p. 1321-8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27073034
2. Chung, S.W. et al. “Effect of platelet-rich plasma and porcine dermal collagen graft augmentation for rotator cuff healing in a rabbit model.” American Journal of Sports Medicine. December 2013: 41(12);p. 2909-18. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24047553
3. Arirachakaran, A. et al. “Platelet-rich plasma versus autologous blood versus steroid injection in lateral epicondylitis: systematic review and network meta-analysis.” Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. June 2016: 17(2);p. 101-12. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4882297/
4. Greengard, S. “Understanding Knee Replacement Costs: What’s on the Bill?” Healthline. February 2015. http://www.healthline.com/health/total-knee-replacement-surgery/understanding-costs
5. Vannini, F. et al. “Platelet-rich plasma to treat ankle cartilage pathology – from translational potential to clinical evidence: a systematic review.” Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics. December 2015: 2(1):p. 2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4546066/
6. Marinelli, N. et al. “Platelet-rich plasma injections for chronic plantar fasciitis.” International Orthopaedics. May 2013: 37(5);p. 839-842. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3631509/