It goes without saying; a sports injury for a professional athlete can be devastating, even career ending in some cases. Perhaps that’s why the professional sports community has been turning to platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy for years to minimize downtime and overcome injury without pain medication or surgery.
But, it’s not just professional athletes that can benefit from platelet rich plasma. Whether a weekend warrior, fitness nut or the occasional rec league player, if you suffer a sports injury, platelet PRP therapy can be a promising natural treatment option.
What Sports Injuries Are Commonly Treated with PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can potentially treat a range of sports injuries, but those that involve soft tissue damage are typically most responsive to PRP treatment.
Examples of commonly treated sports injuries include:
- Joint pain that results from inflammation
- Ligament and muscle injuries
- Partial tendon tears
The Benefits of PRP for Sports Injury
PRP therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that isolates your body’s natural healing factors and delivers them right where you need them. So, regardless of whether the cause is long-time overuse or a sudden injury, the goal of PRP for sports injury is to reduce pain, improve function and enhance nutrients and growth factors in the injured area so it can heal.
IMAC Regeneration Centers, the leading PRP therapy clinic in the nation, uses a form of platelet rich plasma known as “Pure PRP,” due to its high concentration of platelets and the growth factors retrieved in the harvesting process.
During platelet rich plasma treatment, we take a tube of your blood, spin it in a centrifuge and then inject the activated platelets into your damaged tissue. Clinical studies have shown that PRP has improved function and decreased pain to joints, muscles and connective tissue. What’s more, it’s a natural treatment that helps you heal without the risks of surgery or dependence on pain medications.