Muscle and ligament injuries make up a large percentage of sports injuries. Research shows that the prevalence of these injuries is as high as 55% of all athletic injuries, the bulk of which are strains.
In Beverly Hills, California, the team at Elite Integrative Medical offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to help you recover fully and quickly from your injury. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about this innovative integrative medicine technique.
PRP is a popular therapy that provokes your body’s natural healing response by using your own blood platelets, rich in growth factors. Our team prepares the formula in under an hour right in the office by drawing some of your blood and mixing it with a centrifuge machine that separates and isolates the platelets. With the guidance of ultrasound or fluoroscopic imaging, your doctor takes the prepared mixture and injects it back into the damaged muscle or ligament.
Because it is an ultra-concentrated formulation of your own platelets, PRP improves blood flow, stimulates the cell tissues, and accelerates the healing process.
Common conditions that respond well to PRP
At Elite Integrative Medical, we use PRP to help relieve pain and restore function to men and women with any of the following conditions:
- Ligament tears and inflammation
- Muscle pulls, tears, and inflammation
- Connective tissue damage
- Joint degeneration
- Tendon damage
- Plantar fasciitis
- Gluteal tendinosis
- Nerve damage
We routinely use the revolutionary treatment to help resolve your back, neck, hip, shoulder, knee, and elbow pain.
What to expect after treatment
Your doctor meets with you to assess and diagnose the extent of your muscle and ligament injuries and to get a full picture of your health history. With that information, your doctor writes a custom treatment plan so you’ll know what to expect. Most people see improvement after the first treatment, and increased and sustained pain relief and restored function with a series of PRP sessions over a few months.
One of the many benefits of PRP therapy is that it can help prevent the need for surgery, or, in cases that require surgery, complement and hasten the healing process. Depending on your needs, we may couple your treatment with rehabilitative physical therapy.
To learn more about how PRP can help you recover after a muscle or ligament injury, call today or request your appointment online.