PRP Therapy In Novi, Michigan
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is not only used for tissue damage and degeneration, but it is also quite often an effective treatment for osteoarthritis, ligament sprains, torn muscles, and other common tendon injuries such as tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis or golfer's elbow. PRP is offered as a natural treatment option for those trying to avoid medications and surgery for pain relief.
If you are in pain, PRP or another non-surgical treatment we provide may help you heal naturally without drugs or surgery.
Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy is just one of the many treatments offered by our doctors. While our bodies have an incredible ability to heal, repair, and recover from injury when we’re young, sometimes we need help as we age. That’s where platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, injections may be used as a viable treatment option. PRP uses your body’s own natural healing elements found in the platelets of your blood; we can help accelerate the healing process.
If you are suffering from an injury that involves acute or chronic tissue damage such as tendonitis, call our offices today and find out if PRP treatments are right for you.
Types of PRP Therapy Offered:
PRP Trigger Point Injections
PRP Joint Injections
PRP Tendon/Ligament Injections
Benefits Of PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)
Reduced joint pain
Better joint lubrication
Increased range of motion
Improved quality of life
PRP is loaded with growth factors and is proven effective in repairing damaged joint tissue such as cartilage, discs, tendons and ligaments, and muscles. The remodeling phase occurs during the first six weeks after receiving the injection. The regeneration phase happens around week six and can last up to 9 months later.
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Improves Healing
Platelets contain healing agents, or “growth factors.” Let’s look at some of the growth factors and what they do:
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is a protein that helps control cell growth and division, especially in blood vessels. When more blood (and the oxygen it carries) is delivered to the site of a wound, there is more healing.
Transforming growth factor-beta (or TGF-β) is a polypeptide and is essential in tissue regeneration.
Insulin-like growth factors are signaling agents. They help change the environment of the damaged joint from diseased to healing by “signaling” the immune system to start rebuilding tissue.
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an essential protein that brings healing oxygen to damaged tissue where blood circulation might be damaged or inadequate.
Epidermal growth factor plays a crucial role in tissue repair mechanisms.