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How Can PRP Treatment Address Isolated Injuries?

If you are an athletic or active individual, you have likely injured yourself on more than one occasion. While physical therapy has worked in the past, it may seem as if that previously-healed injury is hurting more and more with every passing day. Unfortunately, the typical go-to treatment option is through surgical intervention. Although surgery may have positive aspects for some individuals, it does not always work the way it is intended to, and follow-up time may be longer than expected. Luckily, medical advancements have led to a breakthrough therapy to treat sports-related and accident-related injuries through platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, also known as PRP treatment.

How Exactly Does PRP Work?

PRP therapy works to utilize your body’s own natural healing properties to aid in healing your acute or isolated injuries. If you are considering this treatment method as an alternative to surgical intervention, there are various ways in which PRP therapy can help you treat isolated injuries.

1) PRP therapy takes the same cells that your body already uses for healing and taps in to their healing properties. Specifically, by using the platelet-rich plasma in your injury area, your body’s natural healing ability is triggered and begins to work on repairing any damage caused by your accidental injury.

2) This method of therapy targets specific areas that need to be treated by coordinating with your body’s healing abilities through concentrated platelets. This means that these areas are specifically targeted by virtual armies of platelets and their healing abilities.

3) With PRP therapy, the treatment can be tailored to your unique injury, as well as to your own circumstances, wants, and needs.

4) Our physician will collaborate with you to determine what is working and what is not by keeping a watchful eye on your injury’s healing progression, and also by being attentive to your statements. This will require complete honesty and openness on your part about where the injury hurts the most and how you are genuinely feeling.

The medical advancements made in the last century have saved lives and cured diseases. Although PRP treatment is relatively new in comparison with the tried-and-true method of surgical intervention, it is a great alternative. Once you receive the treatment, you may be back to feeling like yourself again in no time.

PRP is an Effective, Less Invasive Alternative to Surgical Treatments

Do you think you could benefit from PRP treatment? Contact us today at Sole Aesthetic! Make an appointment at Sole Aesthetic to learn more information about your options regarding PRP treatment.