Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy services offered in Montclair, NJ

Revolutionary platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy stimulates your body to regenerate tissue and heal itself. At Family and Sport Medicine Institute of NJ, with offices in Summit and Montclair, New Jersey, sports medicine specialists Melissa Mascaro, MD, Joelle Stabile Rehberg, DO, and Christina Hector, DO, offer PRP injections to heal joint pain and soft tissue damage. Call today or use the online tool to schedule an appointment and learn more about PRP therapy.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma therapy?

Along with red and white blood cells, your blood contains platelets, or cells, that help clot your blood and offer specialized healing properties. 

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a sample of your blood, concentrated on increasing the platelet count. The team takes a conventional blood sample from your arm and then spins it down in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma. 

Your provider then injects the concentrated PRP into the injured or painful areas. The healing factors in platelets then stimulate your body to restore and regenerate tissue.

How does platelet-rich plasma therapy work?

Platelets contain growth factors and other bioactive compounds that are designed to accelerate tissue repair and growth. When your provider injects PRP into injured soft tissue or joints, the PRP goes to work, supporting the wound-healing process naturally. 

Because the therapy requires your body to create new tissue, the results will not be noticeable for several weeks after treatment. 

Am I a candidate for platelet-rich plasma therapy?

The team at Family and Sport Medicine Institute of NJ recommends platelet-rich plasma therapy when you have joint pain in areas such as the knee or shoulder. PRP may be the next step in treatment when these painful areas don’t respond to conservative treatments like over-the-counter medications and rest. 

The providers at Family and Sport Medicine Institute of NJ recommend platelet-rich plasma therapy for:

  • Shoulder pain
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Ligament tears

Platelet-rich plasma therapy uses your own blood, so there are no side effects such as allergic reactions or rejection of a foreign substance. 

Why should I consider platelet-rich plasma therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a minimally invasive way to achieve healing in painful joints and tissue. It can minimize the medications you need to take and even help you avoid surgery. You experience a remarkable return of function due to your body’s own amazing ability to heal.

PRP injections can be administered along with other treatments. 

Contact Family and Sport Medicine Institute of NJ to learn more about platelet-rich plasma therapy. Call one of the offices today or use this website to schedule an appointment.