How PRP injections exploit your body’s healing power

Natural process

These injections composed of natural ingredients kickstart the healing process.

No safety risks

PRP injections consist mainly of your own blood plasma and do not pose health risks.

Facilitated recovery

PRP injections can help promote and expedite your recovery process.

PRP injections can help drive your healing and recovery

PRP injections represent an innovative way to overcome injuries and damage caused by disease as they have great healing potential due to their all-natural composition and reliance on the body’s natural repair mechanisms. PRP procedures are recommended and best suited for patients who suffer from injuries and conditions which affect their joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons as they have the potential to accelerate the healing process. Another important application of these injections is their capacity to help patients in La Jolla and other parts of San Diego combat chronic pain such as knee pain.

How do PRP injections work?

After the patient’s blood is extracted to obtain platelet-rich plasma which will be used as the main component of PRP injections, other naturally occurring substances are added to the solution. The exact concentration of platelets and white blood cells, i.e., the make-up of PRP injections, depends on various factors. The PRP solution may also include additives which are supposed to enhance clotting and stimulate platelets. The optimal PRP make-up has the highest regenerative potential. The injections are then simply administered at the target site.

Frequently Asked Questions

How effective are PRP injections?

How effective PRP injections will be in your individual case depends on many variables. Some patients may experience improvement and pain relief after the very first procedure, whereas others will require multiple injections to notice any difference.

Is there any side effects of PRP?

We perform each PRP procedure in accordance with the highest professional standards and safety protocols, reducing the risk of side effects. Since your own blood is used for the solution, risks of blood-transmitted infections are completely eliminated. PRP injections even have an antibacterial effect which drastically reduces the risk of a local infection. Side effects such as temporary discomfort, soreness and inflammation usually go away on their own in three days, or sooner with the use of medication.

How often can you get PRP injections?

You may receive up to three PRP injections within a six-month period. We will follow the improvement of your condition closely in the period following the first injection so as to decide on further course of action. Two consecutive procedures should be at least two to three weeks apart.

How long do PRP injections last?

When effective, PRP injections lead to gradual temporary or permanent pain relief and short-term or long-term health improvement. You may not experience the effect of the first PRP injection for weeks or months, and you may require a second one to notice any changes.

What should you not do before PRP?

We will give you specific instructions depending on the specificities of your medical condition, but here is as an overview of pre-procedure instructions recommended by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:

 

  • Avoid corticosteroids for two to three weeks prior to the scheduled procedure,
  • Do not take anti-inflammatory drugs such as NSAID-s and arthritis medications for a week prior to the procedure,
  • Do not take anticoagulants for five days prior to the procedure,
  • Drink plenty of fluids the day prior to the procedure.

You may also take anti-anxiety medication immediately prior to the PRP injection procedure.

What should I avoid after PRP?

We normally recommend our patients in La Jolla and other communities in San Diego to avoid the following activities as part of their post-procedure recovery process:

  • Driving immediately after the procedure, especially if you received a PRP injection in the foot, ankle, knee or hip area.
  • Taking blood-thinners in the first 24 hours after the procedure.
  • Taking anti-inflammatory medication for up to six months following the procedure.
  • Moving the treated body part in the first three days after receiving the injection and performing strenuous activities in the first week.

Can you exercise after PRP injections?

PRP procedures take time to take effect, which is why you should minimize physical activity and avoid physical exertion in the first week after the injection. Depending on your situation, you may not be able to do sports or perform more demanding physical activities for 8-12 weeks. We may recommend including physical therapy to further optimize your recovery process.

PRP injections in La Jolla: Hope for pain relief

Rejuvenate Medical Group is a medical center that prioritizes the health and safety of its patients in La Jolla and the rest of San Diego. We value integrity, honesty and a personalized approach to patient care. When considering your case, our regenerative medicine specialists put a lot of time and effort into the planning and preparation process before recommending a procedure to you. In order to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for PRP injections, we will go over your medical history and perform the necessary examinations.

Where do I get PRP injections near me?

Here at Rejuvenate Medical Group, we bring our patients closer to the latest innovations in regenerative medicine. PRP injections are in high demand among San Diego patients who are looking for effective ways to combat chronic pain or overcome injuries. We will tailor the procedure to your needs, the state of your body and the specificities of your condition.

Aside from La Jolla, our regenerative medicine specialists serve the entire San Diego region: we have patients in Hillcrest who use PRP injections for chronic pain management and patients in Mission Hills who rely on PRP procedures to overcome injuries. We can help you too, so reach out to us today.

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