PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma.
The body first response after a acute soft tissues injury is to deliver platelet cells. These help to initiate repair and allow the body to recover.
In more on going injuries this process does not happen with the same effectiveness and a PRP injection can help to kick start the body’s natural healing process.
A PRP injection involves taking a small amount of your own blood then placing it in a centrifuge which spins the blood at high speed. This process separates the platelets from other components in the blood. This platelet rich plasma in then injected into the affected area.
PRP injections can be used to treat a wide range of muscular, tendon, ligament and joint patholgies