How to Prepare For Platelet-rich Plasma Injections

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is used to reduce pain, swelling and poor healing in areas of injury, surgery, or degenerative disease. It is non-surgical and safe way to treat a range of conditions from tendonitis to arthritis. If your healthcare provider recommends that you start these injections, you should prepare yourself ahead of time so you can achieve the best results.  Here’s what you should know.

What Is PRP Therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma therapy consists of injections of a patient’s blood platelets. Platelets help in the blood clotting process and are known for their healing properties as they contain growth factors important in tissue regeneration. When highly concentrated and injected back into the patient at the site of injury, platelets can reduce pain and inflammation related to sports injuries, arthritis, surgical wounds, and more.

Healthcare providers usually recommend platelet-rich plasma therapy to patients who wish to avoid or limit prescription pain medications or orthopedic surgery.

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