Whether you are in bitty basketball of the NBA MVP, Platelet Rich Plasma treatment (PRP) is a reliable and accessible solution for knee injuries and severe or persistent knee pain. Treatments are competitive with alternative knee treatments and, best of all, non-surgical.
While certain injuries require knee surgery to remove extra scar tissue or correct bone breaks or ligament tears, PRP provides a more natural way to recover from knee injuries that stimulate the body’s natural growth and healing processes for ongoing relief.
Icons in nearly all major sports leagues have experienced the benefits of a more natural treatment option to their knee injuries, to get them back on the court or field quicker and feeling stronger than they did before.
PRP Treatment for Knee Injuries
This champion indorsed treatment has worked to keep professional athletes in top form. Legendary icons Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, Alex Rodriguez, and Hines Ward all used PRP to extend their careers and keep them in championship form when nagging knee injuries tried to rip them from play. If PRP can work to keep professional athletes in championship form, imagine what it can do for you and your persistent knee pain or serious knee injury. Don’t let your knees keep you from playing with your kids, grandkids, and even great-grandchildren. PRP can keep you healthy and active so that you can continue to live your best life without compromise.
It’s not just a last resort. Reigning two-time MVP of the NBA, Steph Curry, sustained a level 1 MCL sprain in the playoffs’ first round. Curry pursued PRP treatment 2 days after his injury and was back on the court within two weeks of injuring his knee. Curry led his team throughout the rest of the playoffs to nearly their second championship in a row if it weren’t for a series of impressive comeback victories from the Cleveland Cavaliers. PRP works for patients of all ages and occupations because of its natural ability to promote sustained healing and recovery, without pain or surgery.
How Does PRP Work?
How does this cutting edge treatment keep high-end athletes in top form?
PRP therapy is the process of drawing a blood sample from the patient, taking this blood sample, and spinning it in a centrifuge to isolate the healing factors (stem cells) located in the blood’s platelets injecting these healing factors back into the knee joint.
Our blood contains these healing factors, but they are only a small part of our blood cells.
By spinning the blood in a centrifuge, it isolates these healing rich platelets so that when the PRP is injected back into the treatment area, the patient is given a potent, healing factor rich cocktail that expedites the body’s own recovery process.
It’s a complex, yet simple, way of speeding up the body’s own healing process. By introducing the body’s own healing factors, PRP is able to repair tissue, tendons, bones and relieve pain, all without the risk of side effects or the patient not taking well to the treatment.
If you want to speed up your recovery or improve your knee surgery results, PRP can assist patients of all ages in getting them back on the court or in the office so they can have their best life back.
Contact our sports medicine specialists today to ensure proper recovery from your knee injury!