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PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma - Maragal Medical | Integrated Medical Practice
 

PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma

PRP for Joint Pain

If you’re suffering from pain in the knee, shoulder, hip, or spine your first thought for treatment might be surgery or even medication. While these options have their uses, they also come with risks and disadvantages, such as extensive recovery time or even medication dependency. Joint pain might be caused by a number of issues including; musculoskeletal conditions, injury due to external forces, and degenerative wear and tear, to name a few. 

Ultimately, chronic joint pain may affect your health and lifestyle to varying degrees. For example, osteoarthritis of the knee can make even day-to-day mobility difficult, such as climbing up or down the stairs. What once seemed like an easy task may now become a strenuous,  difficult experience. Platelet-Rich Plasma offers a minimally invasive alternative to full joint replacements and does away with the need for chronic use of pain medications.  

At Maragal Medical, we offer only the most advanced evidence-based therapies available to ensure our patients receive the best care possible. We offer a comprehensive treatment plan that encompasses regenerative medicine and rehabilitation to promote patient health and wellness. Additionally, our experts use holistic care to address problems that have already occurred. Our team is using the exciting benefits of PRP therapy to help a wide range of conditions and alleviate our patient’s pain. Also, to learn more about PRP compared to Cortisone injections, see our blog article here. 

What is Platelet-rich Plasma?

Everybody’s blood contains plasma in addition to red and white blood cells. They are important for forming blood clots. Plasma also contains growth factors, which are vital in helping to regenerate your tissues and may help alleviate your condition. By concentrating and reinserting plasma into the affected location of the body, your plasma is being transferred in supraphysiological quantities to the area of the body where it’s needed the most. This jump-starts the healing process. The growth factors stimulate cell growth that may allow your tissue to repair. Once repaired, your pain should lessen or fade away completely. Allowing you to regain your normal range of movement, restore your activity levels, and your life.

The PRP procedure is simple and can take place within an outpatient clinic setting a small amount of your blood is extracted and placed into a centrifuge, which separates and concentrates the amount of plasma. This is then reinserted into the target area. Within a few weeks, the effects of PRP may start to be felt. 

PRP procedures are minimally-invasive outpatient surgeries, which means you can simply walk out of the clinic after the therapy to allow you to recover at home. This allows you to return to your active lifestyle with little to no recovery time.

Combat Joint Pain With Platelet-rich Plasma

There are a wide variety of conditions that can be alleviated with PRP therapy. At Maragal Medical, our experts use PRP therapy to help combat joint pain, ligament sprains and strains, and osteoarthritis. PRP is a safe and effective therapy for osteoarthritis. A number of clinical studies show the healing benefit that PRP has had on patients suffering from reduced mobility or pain from osteoarthritis. When compared to conventional treatment modalities like corticosteroids, PRP provides a minimally invasive therapeutic option that has little to no side effects. 

Get Back To Your Active Lifestyle Today With PRP Therapy

Pain shouldn’t keep you from doing the things you love, take the first step towards feeling better, and enjoy life again! To learn more about how platelet-rich plasma therapy may be the ideal pain management solution, contact the medical professionals at Maragal Medical today. Our professionals can help you determine if PRP therapy is right for you. Rediscover health and wellness with Platelet-rich Plasma therapy at Maragal Medical.