PRP Injections for Sports-Related Injuries

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections have emerged as a cutting-edge, non-surgical treatment option for sports medicine injuries. PRP is obtained through an autologous blood draw that is then spun to concentrate platelets. These contain growth factors and cytokines that stimulate the healing of bone and soft tissue, thus utilizing the body's own healing properties to accelerate recovery and reduce pain from an injury.

What are PRP Injections and How Do They Work?

A PRP injection is a simple and safe outpatient procedure. In this procedure:

  • A small amount of your blood is drawn in the office.
  • The blood is processed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets — the part of your blood loaded with growth factors and healing properties.
  • This concentrated solution, now your Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), is injected into the injured area with the assistance of an ultrasound machine.

PRP injections are a promising solution for a range of sports-related injuries, including:

  • Tendon Injuries: These can range from tennis/golfer’s elbow to ankle tendonitis (peroneal, tibialis posterior). PRP aids in healing and reduces inflammation.
  • Ligament Sprains: PRP can enhance the healing process for sprained ligaments, such as those in the elbow, knee, and ankle (UCL of the elbow, MCL of the knee). 
  • Muscle Injuries: From muscle strains to tears, PRP stimulates the regeneration of damaged muscle fibers.
  • Joint Injuries: PRP can help relieve pain and inflammation associated with conditions like osteoarthritis.

The PRP Advantage: Improved Healing and Reduced Pain

PRP injections deliver a potent dose of growth factors that stimulate your body's natural healing response. This means new blood vessels, collagen, and connective tissue form more quickly. The result? You experience faster recovery times, less pain, and reduced inflammation.

Take Control of Your Recovery Today

If you're dealing with a sports injury and looking for a non-surgical treatment that works with your body's own healing mechanisms, PRP injections could be a good option for you. Used alongside other treatments such as Physical Therapy, PRP injections can help you regain your strength, mobility, and active lifestyle faster.

Call 866-GUTHRIE (866-488-4743) today to make an appointment.

At this time, most insurance providers do not include Platelet-Rich Plasma injections in their coverage plans. If you're considering this advanced treatment, we strongly recommend reaching out to your insurance provider for a thorough understanding of your plan's benefits. This proactive step ensures you are well-informed about potential costs and can make health care decisions that best suit your needs and financial circumstances.