PRP Therapy in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
How Can Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Help Me?
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is an innovative and noninvasive method for treating soft-tissue injuries, such as tennis elbow or rotator cuff tears. The therapy relies on platelets from the patient to speed up the healing process. Dr. Darin Bush, the board-certified osteopathic family medicine doctor at Mobility Spine And Sports in Fort Lauderdale, FL, uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to treat muscle, tendon, ligament, and joint injuries or damage.
How Does Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) Work?
Dr. Bush utilizes a variety of non-surgical orthopedics, physical medicine, and rehab services, such as osteopathic manipulation, neuromuscular reeducation, and interventional injections, to treat pain at our practice in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is one of the methods used for treating pain related to soft-tissue injuries or diseases. In addition to alleviating pain, PRP therapy also helps accelerate the healing process so injured muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints heal more quickly.
PRP therapy uses concentrated samples of a patient’s own blood to heal the injured soft tissue. The blood contains platelets, which aid in blood clotting and healing. PRP therapy is performed by first extracting blood samples from the patient. The samples are then placed in a centrifuge, which separates the blood into its different components, including platelets, plasma, and red and white cells.
Once the blood is separated, the platelets will be concentrated together in what is referred to as platelet-rich plasma. The concentrated platelets are then injected directly into the diseased, injured, or damaged soft tissue, sometimes using ultrasound imaging to help guide the placement of the needle. The injected platelet-rich plasma helps stimulate the growth of reparative cells that work to heal the damaged tissue.
Conditions Treated With Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
A broad range of soft tissue injuries can be treated using platelet-rich plasma therapy. Some injuries and conditions that can be treated with PRP therapy include:
- Rotator cuff tears
- Tennis or golfer’s elbow
- Bulging or slipped discs
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Pain due to arthritis
- Sciatica pain
- Joint pain
Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
There are several benefits of treating soft tissue injuries with platelet-rich plasma therapy. Some of the primary advantages include:
- Reduces the need for anti-inflammatory medications
- Reduces the need for strong pain relief medications, such as opioids
- Used to treat many types of musculoskeletal issues
- Minimal side effects, if any, since it is all-natural
- Can help prevent the need for surgery
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a natural and noninvasive method for treating many types of soft tissue injuries and expediting the healing process. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Bush to learn more about osteopathic manipulation, neuromuscular reeducation, interventional injections, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy by calling Mobility Spine And Sports in Fort Lauderdale, FL, at (954) 414-7080.