It’s possible to walk, run, and play again with the restorative benefits of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) joint and tendon therapy in Trumbull, CT. PRP joint therapy uses the natural healing power of your own blood to help you regain mobility and agility without downtime or side effects. This all-natural therapy has become the go-to non-surgical solution among professional athletes for joint pain and repair of soft tissue injuries. In one study, 93% of patients were completely satisfied with their PRP joint therapy treatment. This easy, in-office treatment is the perfect solution to get you moving again.
We are imaging experts, and use ultrasound to guide every joint or tendon injection to provide the safest and most effective PRP treatments possible.
To begin your visit, we draw your blood and place it in a specially-designed centrifuge. This allows us to isolate a precise formulation of platelets specifically for the rejuvenation of musculoskeletal tissue. This process takes about 15 minutes. We then numb your specific treatment area with a topical anesthetic. Using ultrasound, we will locate the precise areas of inflammation before carefully injecting them with PRP for maximum healing benefits.
This will vary, depending on the severity of your pain and injuries, but most often the entire treatment takes less than an hour.
Most patients resume their normal daily activities immediately following treatment. Depending on the severity of the pain or injury and treatment received, some patients may need to rest for a brief period after treatment. Unlike surgery, no long-term rest or recovery time is necessary with PRP treatments.
Side effects with PRP joint therapy are rare, though there can be some swelling or stiffness at the injection site. These side effects resolve quickly on their own in the hours to days following treatment. Applying ice can help reduce any discomfort.
The number of treatments needed varies, depending on the specific issues of the patient. However, most patients require only one or two treatments to achieve improvements. Every case is unique, so we will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to you.
You will begin to see results with your PRP joint therapy around 2 to 3 weeks after treatment. Because PRP joint therapy helps heal the cause of pain, the results are long- lasting and may prevent the need for surgery in the future.