Midtown East NYC Pain Center, Grand Central Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Provides Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments to Accelerate Healing of Injuries
PRP Treatments in Midtown East NYC (Murray Hill): At our Midtown East NY pain clinic, platelet rich plasma (or PRP) therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that is offered as an alternative to those who may be considering joint replacement or elective surgery due to arthritis or injury. It is an all-natural treatment that speeds up and promotes healing.
What is PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy is prepared from your own blood. This means that there is no risk of rejection or disease transmission. There is also very minimal risk of infection. A local anesthetic is used, so there is only mild discomfort during the procedure – similar to what one would feel when receiving a flu shot. Fluoroscopic guidance and ultrasound guidance are used to assist in the precise placement of the PRP injection. There may be mild pain or swelling at the injection site once the procedure is completed. However, the majority of patients are able to return to their usual activities with no downtime.
Benefits of PRP Therapy at Grand Central Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
PRP therapy is an all-natural treatment that speeds up and promotes healing. There is minimal downtime and fewer side effects compared to surgery or steroid injections. When physical therapy, bracing or treatment with medication do not provide symptomatic relief, PRP therapy can help treat the following:
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow
- ACL, MCL and meniscal tears
- Sports injuries
- Arthritic pain