Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, therapy is surging in popularity in the world of sports medicine. Dr. Daniela Atanassova-Lineva believes in the healing benefits of using your own concentrated growth factors to aid in the recovery process. This holistic healing method has proven successful in treating sports injuries, arthritis, and more. Visit Dr. D Medical Wellness in Rego Park, Queens, New York, for high-quality PRP therapy from a compassionate provider. Call or book online to schedule an appointment.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a treatment that was initially designed to accelerate the healing process. PRP is popular and effective in treating sprained knees, sports injuries, and arthritis.
Your blood is primarily made up of a liquid called plasma, but it also has small solid components, including red and white blood cells and platelets. These platelets play an important role in blood clotting, but they also contain numerous growth factors that are extremely beneficial in healing injuries.
PRP is plasma that contains more platelets than what’s normally found in your blood. This is achieved through a special process used to concentrate the growth factors, making them five to 10 times richer than usual. This concentration of growth factors amplifies their healing effects.
First, Dr. Atanassova-Lineva draws your blood and separates the platelets. The platelets are concentrated in a special device called a centrifuge.
Once the centrifugation process is complete, the concentrated platelets are recombined with the remaining blood and injected into the injured area.
PRP therapy is especially effective for treating injuries such as tennis elbow, chronic achilles tendonitis, and patellar tendonitis. It also works well for acute ligament and muscle injuries. PRP has even been used during some surgeries to aid the healing of tissues.
Treatment with PRP holds promise and is effective for both chronic and acute injuries.
PRP therapy doesn’t involve surgery or medications that can sometimes come with unwanted risks and side effects. It’s also more affordable than some other treatment methods.
PRP therapy is a quick, convenient, in-office lunchtime procedure, so you can get right back to your daily activities after your treatment.
To find out if PRP therapy is right for you, call or book an appointment online.