PRP therapy combines your body’s natural ability to rebuild tissue with an established regenerative medicine technique to boost healing from the cellular level. That means you can experience true pain relief rather than covering up your symptoms for a few hours with medication.
Sumit Dewanjee, MD, at FXRX is a board-certified surgeon, trauma specialist, and sports medicine physician who provides Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona, with top-level orthopedic services.
Dr. Dewanjee is committed to delivering state-of-the-art care with a compassionate, patient-first attitude, earning him national recognition as a Patients’ Choice award winner eight years in a row.
Dr. Dewanjee is well-versed in the benefits of PRP therapy. Read why he often recommends this innovative treatment for relieving pain at its source.
What is PRP, and how does it relieve pain?
Platelets are blood components that contain cytokines and growth factors to help repair injuries, promote new cell growth, and boost healing. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) comes from a sample of your blood, which we spin in a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelets from other substances.
Then, we inject the PRP formula into the targeted treatment area during a quick, in-office procedure. Dr. Dewanjee may also include PRP at the end of a surgical procedure to boost the natural healing process.
The PRP injection delivers a highly concentrated number of platelets to the treatment site. This abundance of platelets enhances the body’s ability to build new, healthy tissue, naturally reducing pain in the process.
What orthopedic conditions do you treat with PRP therapy?
Many research studies solidify the clinical evidence that PRP can boost healing, including ligament and tendon injuries, which are notoriously slow to heal.
Dr. Dewanjee may recommend PRP therapy for acute and chronic issues, such as:
- Pulled muscles
- Lateral or medial epicondylitis (tennis or golfer’s elbow)
- Knee osteoarthritis
- Tendon injuries
- Ligament tears
- Joint sprains
- Surgical wounds
- Jumper’s knee
- Rotator cuff conditions
- Post-surgical healing
- Achilles tendinitis
As research continues, PRP may prove effective in treating other orthopedic conditions, and it’s approved treatment by professional sports leagues (MLB, NBA, NFL).
Will I need other treatment along with PRP therapy?
Although it can speed healing, PRP therapy is not a standalone treatment. Instead, Dr. Dewanjee recommends PRP therapy along with traditional treatments like rest, physical therapy, orthopedic bracing, and sometimes surgery to combat the health effects of musculoskeletal issues.
That said, Dr. Dewanjee is excited about the regenerative results offered by PRP and what that means for your health and well-being. In addition, Dr. Dewanjee notes that many patients can avoid or at least delay surgery because of PRP therapy.
Schedule an evaluation with Dr. Dewanjee at FXRX today to discover if you’re a candidate for PRP. Call one of our two locations or book an appointment online.