PRP therapy is making headlines and a lot of people are wondering if it works. Professional athletes swear by it and say it helps them recover quickly following an injury. Doctors are recommending PRP therapy because it’s known for promoting soft tissue healing. Let’s find out more about PRP therapy.
Medical doctors have discovered that our body has a natural tendency to heal on its own. However, there is a way to enhance and hasten the healing process through PRP therapy or platelet-rich plasma therapy. This type of therapy aims to expedite the healing process naturally by using the body’s own growth factors and blood components.
When you incur an injury your body will send white blood cells and platelets from your blood and dispatch them to the damaged tissues for healing. Platelets contain abundant amounts of growth factors that are released to the site of injury. PRP therapy works by injecting a solution into the site of injury to mimic the healing process in a more amplified form. This form of therapy has been found to efficiently and effectively restore tissues back to their original state. Injecting platelets and WBC into the area helps promote wound healing.
What makes PRP so popular is the fact that it helps promote faster tissue healing. This is especially helpful for patients who just had surgery of the ligaments, tendons, and muscles, it also reduces inflammation.
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