The Key to Healing Is in Your Blood: Learn How PRP Therapy Speeds Recovery

Healing is a slow and steady process. It’s also an individualized one; all people don’t heal at the same rate. However, if you have been struggling with an injury or another issue from which you are trying to heal, you might want to consider the option of platelet-rich plasma or PRP. 

PRP therapy not only speeds up your recovery process but allows you to minimize your pain experience and increase range of motion. In short, it offers your body everything it needs in order to get better, faster. Hayley Pisano, NP, as well as the rest of our team at ReacTvate Vitality and Wellness Center, wants to offer you this revolutionary option that provides you with a healing substance that’s already locked inside your body.  

What PRP therapy entails

If you’ve never heard of PRP therapy, you might be curious about what the treatment itself involves. If you have, you may even know the process is sometimes used as an aesthetic treatment for acne, facial scarring, and even hair loss. This is because PRP is a highly effective, healing process that can be used for a number of benefits. 

PRP therapy involves taking a small sample of your blood and spinning that blood in a centrifuge to remove its platelets. The platelets are then mixed with your blood plasma, and the resulting PRP is injected into the treatment site. 

What PRP therapy can treat

Though PRP is often thought of as a cosmetic treatment and can be coupled with microneedling, it can also help speed up the healing process for a number of physical issues, such as muscle and ligament sprains and herniated discs. According to the Hospital for Special Surgery, a number of studies have found benefits in using PRP therapy to treat bone and soft tissue injuries, as well as chronic conditions like tendonitis. Basically, if you are dealing with issues causing pain and limited range of motion, PRP therapy could be a potential option to speed up the healing process and minimize discomfort.

Why PRP therapy is specifically beneficial for the healing process

This treatment is extremely helpful during the recovery process, and here are the reasons why.

It’s low risk 

PRP therapy is low risk because it requires the use of your own blood. This means it minimizes the chance of infection, as your body will be receiving its own substances back. 

It’s inexpensive

As opposed to surgery, PRP therapy is relatively inexpensive. Of course, certain injuries and long-term issues may still require surgical treatment, but this minimally invasive procedure could be a great alternative for those who don’t want or don’t need surgical intervention. 

It has a short recovery period

In another benefit over surgery, PRP therapy requires a very minor recovery period, perhaps only requiring a few days or so of rest. As you recover from the treatment, the PRP itself is also working on helping you recover from the greater issue, which makes the whole process much easier on your body. 

Your blood can help you heal 

It’s true that your body is its own best healer. At our Scottsdale, Arizona office, we simply help it along by making sure it has access to your best, most restorative substance. If you would like to learn more about PRP therapy for recovery, call 602-491-9597 or make an appointment online.

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