Most of the athletes suffer from torn tendons or injured ligaments or muscles. And, to heal the injured area without going for a surgery, athletes now attempt for a PRP Therapy or Plate Rich Plasma therapy. This therapy works much faster than any other surgeries or medications and has a faster recovery time as compared to others. The best thing about this therapy is that it is absolutely non-allergic. The reason behind it being non-allergic is that PRP therapy involves collecting of blood from the patient’s body itself. Then the blood is put in a centrifuge and the plasma is separated from all other components of blood. Plasma is that component of the blood which helps in the clotting of blood and also initiates the stem cells after an injury. Plasma is rich in growth factors and when injected back to the affected area, it speeds up the body’s own natural process of Healing. The plasma injected is also rich in growth factors which help in the recovery of the injured or damaged tissues and so are used for Achilles Tendonitis treatment, patellar tendonitis treatment
The basic rule of this therapy is to try other therapies before attempting for PRP therapy. Most of the insurance companies do not cover PRP therapy and thus it should be opted when other therapies and medications have failed to cure the injured area.
In 90% of the cases it does not hurt at all. However, there might be slight discomfort at the area where it is injected. Also, the level of discomfort depends on the extent of the injury and also the condition of the patient. PRP therapies which are carried out in the joints are of minimal level of discomfort, and at times there might be slight pain after the completion of the procedure. However, the slight pain which generates at times after the procedure only lasts for a few days. The best thing about this therapy is that the creation process of PRP is absolutely painless and whole process takes only about 30 minutes to complete. The desired results can be noticed after the first or second injection only.
PRP is most widely used for Tendonitis, be it patellar tendonitis or Achilles tendonitis. In most of the cases, these tendon injuries turn out to be chronic which involves the tearing of the tendon. It is difficult to heal these injured tendons as there is poor supply of blood to the injured area. Whenever there is poor supply of blood, it becomes difficult for the body to heal the injured area. In such cases, the body cannot get enough of the growth factors by itself required for the healing process. So, when PRP Injections are injected into the affected area, it enhances the growth factors and nutrients which allow the body to resume the recovery and healing process. Dr Vineeth MB, Ortho Surgeon in Ernakulam provides Effective Orthopedic PRP Therapy Kochi. Know more about Achilles Tendonitis Treatment in Kerala, patellar tendonitis treatment in India.