Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
PRP Is A Cutting-Edge, Non-Surgical Treatment Option For Musculoskeletal Injuries.
Best PRP Treatment In Syracuse
If you live in the Syracuse area and suffer from pain due to one of the following common conditions; learn how we can help you live a pain-free life using our revolutionary Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Therapy. Our goal is to help restore your health so you get back to living the life you want pain-free.
Conditions That We Can Help With PRP Treatment…
- Osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, wrist, ankle, foot or elbow
- Rotator cuff strains and tears
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears
- Pelvic pain and instability
- Back and neck pain caused by injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Tendonitis and ligament sprains
- Chronic knee pain
- Muscle strains
- Trigger Points
- Plantar Fasciitis
Platelet-Rich Plasma Promotes Long Lasting Healing
A recent study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows musculoskeletal injuries are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability. 45% of all musculoskeletal injuries in the United States are due to soft tissue injuries. These injuries include tendon and ligament trauma. For many years the best option for treating musculoskeletal injuries, sprains, and strains was to inject local anesthetics and anti-inflammatory steroids into the affected area to reduce swelling and pain. Neither of which repairs the problem.
Research shows that steroid injections can be harmful to the joints and tissues, and prolonged, repeated steroid treatments can cause joint damage, osteoporosis and immune suppression. Fortunately, due to the advances in science, we are able to bring cutting-edge treatments to the Syracuse area for our patients. Platelet-rich Plasma or PRP Therapy is an “autologous blood therapy” (comes from the patient) that not only eliminates pain but works to repair the issues causing the pain. This treatment is an alternative to surgery, promoting safe and natural healing.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet-rich Plasma, also referred to as PRP, is an FDA-approved, therapeutic injection process. PRP is becoming a more popular treatment option as it gives a biological boost to the healing process for the growth, repair, and rehabilitation of connective tissue found in a person’s soft tissues and joints. This process is safe and effective.
What makes it so effective is simple, the treatment is made up of components of your own blood. PRP therapy aids in the body’s natural healing process by delivering a higher concentration of platelets surrounded by its own plasma directly to the areas they are needed. These concentrations of the platelets are typically 3-8 times more than the normal platelet levels found in the blood. Activating these “rich cells” derives at least eight essential growth factors and signaling proteins. This makes Platelet-rich Plasma therapy highly successful in eliminating pain by repairing the damaged area with no side effects.
Our PRP Therapy Process
The first step is to draw a sample of your blood. This is used to prepare your PRP injection used in your treatment. Your blood is then separated it into its four components using a centrifuge. These components are red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. At this point, the plasma is mixed back in with your platelets. This forms the “platelet-rich plasma” solution which will be injected into and around your injured area. This triggers your body’s natural healing process to begin. Because your own blood is used there is no risk of a transmissible infection and a very low risk of allergic reaction. PRP Therapy is a fast and painless procedure that is performed right in our office. The treatment takes 30-45 minutes, including preparation and recovery time. Most people are able to return to work and usual activities immediately after the procedure.
The Results You Can Expect
The goal of PRP therapy is to eliminate pain through the healing process. Because of this, it has the ability to have long-lasting results. You should be able to see an initial improvement within a few hours to a few weeks of treatment. This will gradually increase as the healing of the injured areas progress. Research has shown that PRP therapy is very effective at relieving pain and returning patients to their normal lives. Unfortunately, your pain will not go away on its own and will only get worse if not properly treated. If you are thinking of trying Platelet-rich Therapy we suggest treating the injured tissues as soon as possible before the damage progresses, making the condition more difficult to treat. This will dramatically increase your results and reduce the need for surgery and drugs.
Am I A Good Candidate For PRP?
If you have a tendon or ligament injury, joint or soft tissue injury and have tried traditional treatment methods without pain relief then PRP Therapy may be the right solution for you. At Syracuse Medical we specialize in using PRP Therapy to treat pain conditions that are either acute and/or chronic. Prior to treating you, we will conduct an examination where we will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for PRP Therapy.
Many people are told surgery is their only option. Surgery is risky and expensive. This procedure is less aggressive, less expensive and actually treats the problem causing your pain, making it a great alternative to surgery. In fact, many professional football players and elite athletes have chosen PRP Therapy over surgery to successfully correct their conditions.
Do not live another day in pain. Syracuse Medical offers natural treatment alternatives using PRP Therapy eliminating the need for pain medications, steroid injections, and surgery. Our specialists have the experience to effectively target the site of inflammation or injury to rejuvenate and repair your damaged tissues. Many of our PRP patients experience pain relief and healing within a week using our cutting-edge techniques. If you are suffering from a musculoskeletal injury, contact our office today to learn how we can help you.