Studies have shown that cortisone injections may actually weaken tissue. Cortisone may provide temporary relief and
stop inflammation, but may not provide long term healing. PRP therapy is healing and strengthening these tendons and
ligaments and in some cases thickening the tissue up to 40%.
Packed with growth and healing factors, platelets initiate the repair process and attract the critical assistance of stem cells to intensify
the body’s effort to heal. PRP injection stimulates the wound healing process and reduces the pain duration much faster.
Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection and allergic reaction. Because PRP resolves pain
through healing, the results gradually increase as the healing progresses more than 1-2 years.
PRP can be very effective in treating osteoarthritis, especially in the earlier stages. PRP may stimulate cartilage regeneration,
which could potentially inhibit the deteriorating effects of age and slow the progression of arthritis.