As recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine in June 2014, PRP injections are increasingly used in patients with sports-related injuries. PRP, or platelet rich plasma, is collected from the patient’s own blood, separated from the red and white blood cells in a laboratory setting. As the blood’s platelets are responsible for knitting wounds and regenerating skin and other bodily tissues, injecting them to a targeted site of injury brings a natural and effective healing solution to that area.
The most common acute muscle injury in athletes and non-athletes is an injury of the hamstring, a condition that causes a great deal of pain and prevents further sports or activity performance. What started as a strain or a pull has the potential to progress into a tear if patients do not cease athletic activities and seek professional assistance immediately. This widespread and debilitating injury can cause acute pain to the patient, as well as tenderness, bruising, and an inability to properly flex or extend connected muscles, including those in the gluteals and the back.
With the breakthrough of regenerative medicine, patients no longer have to confine themselves indoors or wear awkward, restrictive devices to ensure the proper function and protection of hamstrings or other similar injured muscle groups. Stop relying on painkillers and ice compresses and get back to living your life with PRP therapy from Eterna MD.
At Eterna MD Center for Regenerative medicine, we are proud to announce that we have been providing our patients with PRP injections for over four years with excellent results. Across the board, our patients report improvement and/or pain resolution and a faster resumption of sports and related activities. Don’t let pain from acute muscle injury get you down. Browse through our website to learn more about this innovative treatment, and call us today to schedule your free consultation at (407) 771-0404.