PRP Injections in Fort Wayne: Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections Provided at Northeast Joint Wellness

patient receiving a PRP injection in the knee

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP Injections) is one of the treatment options provided by our team of regenerative medicine specialists. We can use PRP therapy to treat a variety of injuries and ailments. It is important for every patient to understand the basics of platelet-rich plasma therapy.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)

PRP Therapy uses Red Blood Cells Platelets and plasma play an essential role in the body’s response to injuries and help with the healing process, especially with reducing inflammation in the joints. Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP injections), also called autologous conditioned plasma, involves the injection of platelets and plasma directly into an injury site. This can help patients recover via the formation of natural, healthy tissue instead of scar tissue.

Platelets and plasma are a natural part of the body’s bloodstream and can be extracted with the help of a centrifuge, which separates substances by weight. After this, the platelets and plasma can be injected into an injury site to expedite the recovery process. Following this injection, the regenerative process will begin. Natural, healthy tissue will replace the damaged tissue at the injury site, preventing the formation of scar tissue.

What Conditions can be Treated with Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

Elbow Pain Tendonitis man holds elbow There are several common health conditions that can be treated using platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP). Some of these include:

Tendinitis: Tendons help connect the body’s muscle tissue to bone and tendinitis is the term used to describe long-term inflammation at this insertion site. This can be incredibly painful and can make it hard for someone to move.

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a chronic bone disease that develops from inflammation of one or more joints. This inflammation can limit the range of motion of the affected joint and cause significant discomfort.

Rotator Cuff Injuries: The rotator cuff is a protective cover that surrounds the shoulder’s ball and socket joint. Rotator cuff injuries can take many forms and can make it hard for someone to raise their arm over their head.

In addition, platelet-rich plasma therapy has also been used to help someone recover following certain types of surgery.

What Symptoms are Treated with Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

Shoulder Pain Man holds shoulder needs treatment There are several ways that the injuries discussed above might present. These symptoms can be treated using platelet-rich plasma therapy. Some of these symptoms include:

  • Knee pain, which could be a sign of a knee sprain, tendinitis, or even osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder pain, which is one of the hallmark signs of a rotator cuff injury
  • Foot pain, which might be a sign of a sprain, strain, or even plantar fasciitis
  • Elbow pain, which might be a serious sprain or strain
  • Hip pain, which could also be a sign of osteoarthritis

Individuals may also notice redness or swelling at the injury site. These are all symptoms that can be evaluated by our dedicated team of healthcare professionals. These symptoms could be treated with PRP therapy.

Why Choose North East Joint and Wellness Regenerative Medicine

PRP therapy is only one of the treatments that our regenerative medicine professionals can provide to our patients in need. At North East Joint and Wellness, our team has been here since 2009, serving the individuals and families of the greater Fort Wayne, IN community. During this time, our dedication to our patients has been unparalleled. We provide same-day appointments and free consultations because we know that our patients need to come first.

We know that every patient’s situation is unique and we advocate for their needs. Because of this, we specifically tailor every treatment plan to meet your unique needs. We make sure that you and your family understand the nuts and bolts of your treatment plan before moving forward. Please reach out to us today to learn more about how our regenerative medicine specialists can help you recover. Please reach out to us by filling out our form online or by calling us, using (260) 245-0460. Our office can help you achieve a more complete recovery.