At San Antonio Integrated Healthcare, we harness the power of your own body to relieve your pain and heal your injuries. Our medical teams practice a groundbreaking regenerative medicine technique called platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP injections are an innovative answer to tissue damage and chronic pain.
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What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?
PRP injections help relieve pain and speed up the natural healing process of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints, commonly found in athletes and physically active people. Our PRP doctors are among a select few of medical practitioners in the U.S. to provide PRP treatment to provide PRP injections in our clinic. Several clinical studies have demonstrated that platelet rich plasma injections have improved function and decreased pain, as well as carry less risk and is typically less expensive than surgery.
Have you suffered from a sports-related injury such as a rotator cuff tear or ACL tear? Whether you are an athlete or injured yourself during a routine task, it takes several painful months to heal from a ligament, tendon, or muscle injury.
However, there is a another alternative that allows for a quicker, easier recovery. Enter platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP is an innovative therapy that has gained popularity over the past several years.
Millions of people deal with osteoarthritis, which can recur for years or the rest of your life. This condition affects the protective cartilage in your joints, causing it to degenerate faster than it can regenerate. You need this flexible tissue to prevent joint pain, stiffness and inflammation. Age-related "wear and tear" may cause osteoarthritis of the spine, shoulder, hip or knee. Athletic injuries and obesity are common causes too.
Sports-related injuries may be gradual or sudden, but they often cause long-term pain and loss of function. We use platelet rich plasma treatment to help athletes heal from the following injuries and conditions:
- Rotator Cuff Tears – Tears in the tendons that connect your muscles to your shoulder bones
- Ligament Tears – Ligaments contain the connective tissue that supports your organs and joints; anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are common knee injuries among football, basketball and soccer player
- Ankle Sprains – Constant inflammation and pain after rolling your foot or stepping on something; ligaments in the foot may be torn or bruised
- Tennis Elbow – Caused by overuse or abrupt force that tears the tendons in your elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis – Painful formation of thick tissue between your heel and toe bones
If your body stopped healing properly or you need to speed up the pace of progress, you may benefit from platelet rich plasma therapy.
Back and Neck Injuries
Car accidents, workplace injuries and even a rough night of sleep can cause sudden back and neck pain. We take back and neck injuries seriously, making sure we understand the source and severity of your problem before administering PRP injections.
How PRP Therapy Works
Platelets are the cells responsible for forming blood clots. Your body delivers platelets as a reaction to soft tissue injuries. However, this production may slow down or become insufficient. If you experience significant trauma or wear down your tissue over time because of a repetitive activity, your body may need help producing these healing cells.
PRP therapy allows us to extract platelets from your own blood and inject them into the injured area. Platelet rich plasma therapy is an effective and safe way to treat tears and inflammation of your tendons, ligaments and joints.
Recovering from PRP Treatment
Unlike invasive surgeries that interrupt daily life, PRP treatment requires no significant recovery time. The healing starts immediately!
Paying for PRP Treatment
If you're considering PRP treatment in San Antonio, we would love to meet you and work with you to start your healing process.
Contact us today to ask about our payment options or schedule a free consultation.