How PRP injections may harness your body’s healing potential

Natural process

PRP injections initiate what is a normal, completely natural healing process.

No safety risks

Due to their natural composition, these injections pose no health risks.

Facilitated recovery

PRP injections are used to promote and facilitate the body’s recovery process.

PRP injections can help initiate and speed up your recovery

To stimulate your own natural healing system effectively and maximize the efficacy of PRP injections, the formulation and preparation process needs to be customized to you and executed with precision. PRP procedures are ideally suited for patients in Hillcrest or other parts of San Diego struggling with injured joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Aside from their ability to promote and expedite recovery as part of the body’s natural healing process, PRP injections have the potential to help alleviate and minimize chronic pain, such as pain in the knee caused by tendonitis or osteoarthritis.

What is the process behind PRP injections?

We prepare PRP injections in accordance with a special formulation. The initial step in the preparation process is to extract and centrifuge a patient’s blood sample. Different variables will then determine the exact make-up of the platelet-rich plasma injection: the concentration of white blood cells and platelets, as well as that of additives. The purpose of additives is to activate the platelets and stimulate clotting. They also have the potential to enhance the regenerative properties of PRP.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is PRP really effective?

Whether or not PRP will be effective in your case and whether you can benefit from it depends on many variables, including the nature of your injury or condition and your response to the more conventional procedures. Upon examining you and looking at your medical history, we will determine whether PRP injections are indicated for you.

The effect of PRP injections also depends on the formulation and preparation of the PRP solution and whether the approach has been optimized for your body. We usually recommend using PRP injections in conjunction with physical therapy for better effect. We will perform an in-depth examination before we even recommend PRP as a viable option in your case.

How long after PRP do you see results?

How fast and how well the body will respond to a PRP procedure depends on various factors, such as whether the patient has received the injection once or multiple times. One injection may be sufficient for some patients, but other patients require up to three procedures.

Patients typically start to experience pain relief three to four weeks following the procedure, and the improvement gradually continues in the next three to six months. How soon the patient will respond to the procedure may also depend on the affected body part.

Are PRP injections painful?

Patients typically report feeling minor discomfort when receiving PRP injections. The level of discomfort usually depends on the body part being treated. However, some pain, swelling and inflammation in the treated area is normal as part of the healing process in the initial post-procedure period.

Does PRP cause inflammation?

PRP injections may cause temporary inflammation and irritation, as well as brief pain, swelling and discomfort. Both irritation and inflammation are perfectly normal parts of the healing process. The level of pain and discomfort mainly depends on the patient’s own tolerance to the pain and the sensitivity of the area of the body that was treated.

To minimize discomfort, swelling, irritation and inflammation, you may take over-the-counter pain relief medications such as Tylenol® or apply ice to the affected area.

How long does it take to recover from platelet-rich plasma?

PRP procedures are minimally invasive procedures that do not have a post-procedure recovery period per se, but patients are advised to avoid putting strain on the affected body part during the first week after the procedure as part of their follow-up care.

What should I do after PRP?

PRP injections are known to cause temporary inflammation and swelling, which are completely normal in the initial stage of the healing process. Patients are usually advised to avoid putting strain on the affected joint so as to optimize the healing process and reduce the risk of inflicting more damage to the affected body part.

You will receive personalized post-procedure instructions based on your particular situation,

Can I drive after PRP injection?

 

If you have received PRP in your shoulder, arm or wrist and feel normal after the procedure, it’s probably safe to drive. However, we recommend that you have someone drive you to your home in Hillcrest after the procedure, especially if you have had PRP injected in your hip, knee, ankle or foot.

Your trusted choice for PRP injections in Hillcrest and the area

Rejuvenate Medical Group has a team of regenerative medicine experts who are committed to providing a higher standard of care to patients in Hillcrest and across the area. To help you make the most of the latest developments in the field, among which are AAOS-recommended PRP injections, bring you pain and symptom relief and initiate and facilitate your recovery process, we will use sophisticated equipment and our considerable experience and expertise. After careful consideration of your medical history, we will make our professional recommendations with your health and safety in mind.

Can I get PRP injections near me and where do I go?

Patients across the region put trust in us and our expertise in the field. Rejuvenate Medical Group has a team of experienced regenerative medicine specialists who have a successful track record in performing PRP injection procedures in San Diego. We do everything from PRP injections for Mission Hills patients struggling with joint pain and PRP injections for Del Mar patients with knee problems to PRP procedures to help you recover from an injury here in Hillcrest. We will tailor the approach to you and your needs so call today and let us know how we can help.

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