PRP Therapy at Marin Regenerative Health
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections are used for many conditions. At Marin Regenerative Health in Novato, we offer PRP therapy for joint pain and pain relief in general. We provide regenerative medicine in Marin County, Sonoma County, and the surrounding areas.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
There are two elements of PRP: plasma, or the liquid part of the blood, and platelets. Platelets play a crucial role in healing throughout the body. They are also known for their clotting ability, cell reproduction, and stimulation of tissue regeneration. PRP is blood that contains a higher number of platelets than usual. Blood is drawn from a patient and placed in a centrifuge that rapidly spins the sample. It separates the other components of the blood from the platelets and concentrates them within the plasma.
PRP therapy is a low-risk procedure and does not normally cause major side effects. It is important to remain hydrated since the procedure does involve a blood draw. You may experience some slight soreness and bruising near the injection site. The PRP injections are made from your own cells and plasma, so there is very little risk of an allergic reaction. You can always consult with your primary care doctor about the therapy.
Uses for PRP Treatment
Tendon, ligament, muscle, and joint injuries. The injections can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Certain chronic injuries like tennis elbow and runner's knee can take a long time to heal. PRP shots added to the normal regiment can help stimulate the healing process. It also helps reduce pain to return to normal activities sooner.
Post-surgical healing. PRP can be used to heal many different types of surgery, like jaw and plastic surgery. Muscles, tendons, and ligaments can take a long time to recover.
Arthritis. The pain and stiffness of arthritis can be alleviated with PRP therapy. It can also help reduce inflammation.
Skin Rejuvenation. PRP can sometimes be used as an anti-aging treatment.
Contact Marin Regenerative Health in Novato for PRP Therapy
There are many benefits of adding PRP therapy to your healthcare regimen. Our team at Marin Regenerative Health has treated many patients with PRP therapy. If you would like to know more about our services or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shortz or Dr. Scharf, call our team today at (415) 234-4225 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.