PRP Platelet rich plasma injection therapy is becoming more and more popular due to athletes using this to heal faster.   What this is all about is the separation of the different types of blood cells, white, red, etc.  It has been found to work with tennis elbow healing, achilles tendonitis and petella tendonitis.

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PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy

The use of PRP began in the 1990s in maxillofacial and plastic surgery. Orthopaedically, its use began in spinal surgery to enhance healing of bone fusions in the early 2000s. Given its known ability to aid in healing of other musculoskeletal tissues, its use has expanded to the treatment of many soft tissue and cartilage injuries.

There are a growing number of clinical studies that demonstrate the benefit of PRP for the treatment of common conditions such as lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), Achilles tendonitis, patella tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and knee osteoarthritis. PRP injections have been used in surgery to enhance the healing of shoulder rotator cuff tendon repairs and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions.

The use of PRP injection for the management of many tendon, muscle or joint ailments still is considered an adjunct to the other common treatments such as heat/ice, oral anti-inflammatory use and rehabilitative exercises. The protocols for PRP injections will continue to be refined as the clinical data improves.

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The problem with this type of therapy, the PRP Platelet rich plasma injection therapy is that most insurance companies don’t cover the cost of this.  They feel that it is still experimental and won’t pay.  The time will come when they will, so if you can afford the therapy, give it a try after you research it more for your case.