PRP Therapy in Arcadia CA: PRP Injections for Injuries
If you've been suffering from a sports-related injury, then it may be time to speak with a specialist about seeking PRP therapy in Arcadia CA. Specifically, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy utilizes plasma injections to aid in healing and tissue regeneration. As a result, many of our patients find that their healing times are significantly reduced. When PRP injections are prepared, they are created with a rich concentration of your own blood's plasma platelets (usually around 500% of the average concentration). When injected into the injured area or area experiencing arthritis, these platelets stimulate and accelerate the overall healing process.
At S.M.A.R.T. Spine Institute and Surgery Center, we're proud to offer revolutionary PRP injections right here in our office to patients in San Gabriel Valley, Arcadia, and the surrounding areas.
What to Expect From Arcadia PRP Injections
If you're considering Arcadia PRP injections, you may be wondering what to expect from your appointment. We'll begin with an initial appointment and consultation to ensure that PRP injections are the best treatment option for your specific injury. If so, then we'll schedule an appointment for your injections and take the necessary blood samples so we can draw or separate from the plasma platelets in preparation for your injections.
The number of injections you'll need can vary depending on the extent of your injuries and the location of your injuries as well. However, we have found that the majority of our patients require between one to three injections to the injured area. Regardless of the number of injections recommended for your treatment, it is worth noting that most patients report significant improvement after the first injection. Most injection sessions themselves take just around 15 minutes of your time.
Sports-Related Injuries PRP Injections Treat
There are a number of sports-related injuries that have been found effectively treated with PRP injections, including:
- rotator cuff tears
- ACL tears
- tennis elbow
- plantar fasciitis
- tendon and ligament injuries
- strains and sprains
Benefits of Arcadia PRP Injections
One of the greatest benefits of PRP injections is that they can negate the need for more aggressive and invasive therapy/treatments. In some cases, the injections may even be used to prevent the need for a surgery or use of medication, which can come with a number of potentially troubling side effects.
Furthermore, PRP injections have been found to significantly reduce the healing time needed for certain injuries, which is especially beneficial to athletes who need to return to playing their sport as soon as possible. Specifically, PRP injections may accelerate healing by as much as 50% and strengthen tissue by up to 40%.
Request a PRP Therapy in Arcadia CA Appointment Today
If you are suffering from a sports-related injury and are looking for an alternative treatment to heavy medication or even surgery, be sure to contact S.M.A.R.T. Spine Institute & Surgery Center today. We will want to begin by making sure you are a viable candidate for the procedure, and you should be aware that PRP therapy will require you to be off anti-inflammatory medications in the week leading up to your injections and during course of treatment as well. For this reason, PRP therapy is not for everybody, so we encourage an evaluation in our office.
Interested in making an appointment? You can reach us at 626-513-0840 to find out more about how PRP injections might help or you to simply learn more about the other services our practice has to offer. Our Integrated Clinic with a team of Medical Doctors, Chiropractors, and Therapists is ready to serve you.