Platelet rich plasma therapy is a common way we treat many sports injuries. We offer a PRP injection for Barrington patients, depending on the condition and injury. It is often a suitable option for treating tennis elbow and osteoarthritis of the knee, as well as other conditions.
Benefits of PRP Injections
Individual injuries and treatments may vary, but for many, platelet rich plasma therapy can be a non-invasive alternative treatment choice, rather than surgery. The process uses plasma from your own body to help stimulate and accelerate the natural healing process. Getting a PRP injection at our Barrington clinic is not dangerous and can support long-term healing after an injury, rather than providing a simple, quick relief from your symptoms.
Uses of PRP Therapy
At Gitelis Orthopedics, we use this type of therapy to support healing for a variety of conditions. It is beneficial for treating mild to moderate arthritis, particularly in the knee. Chronic tendon injuries like tennis elbow or Achilles tendinitis can benefit from it, as well as acute tissue injuries. Platelet rich plasma therapy can be beneficial for muscles or ligaments suffering from a pull, tear or sprain.
How Many Treatments Are Necessary
The exact number of treatments needed will depend on the extent of your injury. For most minor injuries, we may only need to administer one treatment. We may also recommend several treatments to aid in the healing of more serious injuries. In most cases, you can expect to return to your normal activities in a few days to a few weeks, depending on the nature of the injury. Some orthopedic surgical procedures may also incorporate PRP therapy to promote quicker healing and recovery.
We take great pride in serving patients in Barrington with PRP injection treatments.