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What Does PRP Therapy Treat

PRP Therapy For Soft Tissue Conditions

PRP therapy, which is designed to use your own blood to kick your healing ability into overdrive, has undergone a lot of research in the past few years.  PRP therapy has been shown to be beneficial in many applications, but it has the greatest effect on soft tissue conditions such as tendonitis and injured ligaments.

It has been shown to also have great benefits for bone and joint conditions as well, such as arthritis and joint dysfunction.  In most cases, it has been shown to lessen pain, speed healing, and even help to regenerate bone, muscle, and connective tissue damage.

Common Injuries & Conditions Treatable With PRP Therapy

For some time PRP therapy has been a designer treatment for professional athletes, and has thus been mostly used for sports injuries and related conditions, such as:

  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis & Tearing
  • Bursitis
  • Bicipital Tendonitis
  • Labrum Tears
  • Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow
  • Trigger Finger
  • ITB Syndrome
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • ACL, LCL, & MCL Tearing In The Knee
  • Meniscus Tearing
  • Chondromalacia
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Whiplash
  • Sprained Ligaments
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Arthritis

However, as the technology and research has advanced, the price for PRP therapy has fallen from the astronomical range to an expense that can be easily managed by those of us who don’t make several-million-a-year in professional athlete salaries.

For this reason, the applications of PRP therapy are quickly expanding into treatments for non-sports related injuries and conditions.

Other Conditions That Show Promise With PRP Therapy

Though little testing has been done on a variety of non-sports injuries, preliminary data on many cases is very promising.  For instance, PRP treatment has been shown in some cases to help reduce recovery time and scarring for both conventional and cosmetic surgeries.  It has also been applied to procedures for oral surgery with inspiring results.

As the research into PRP therapy applications continues to move forward, the list of what PRP therapy treats is certain to expand.

For more information on conditions and injuries that may be treatable with PRP therapy, contact Scottsdale Health Center today.

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