Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma services offered in Robbinsville and Neptune, NJ

If you have ligament, cartilage, tendon, or other tissue damage and pain associated with it, natural healing options are within reach at A+ Athlete Sports Medicine in Robbinsville and Neptune, New Jersey. Board-certified sports medicine physicians Adam Redlich, MD and their outstanding team provide platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to maximize your body’s natural ability to regenerate cells. Call the office to learn more, or use the online booking feature today.

Platelet Rich Plasma Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

PRP is an injection of your own platelet-rich blood. Your A+ Athlete Sports Medicine provider takes a blood sample from one of your veins and then extracts a concentrated source of platelets using a centrifuge. They then inject the PRP into injured or painful tissues to stimulate healing in a natural way. This procedure may reduce the need for surgery or other invasive treatments.

What is PRP used for?

You might benefit from PRP treatment if you struggle with:

  • Joint swelling
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Ligament, tendon, or cartilage damage
  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Severe strains or sprains
  • Other sports-related injuries
  • Age-related wear-and-tear

PRP is safe and effective for most people, as it’s sourced from your own blood. The results you can expect are highly effective and long-lasting.

Is PRP right for me?

To find out what’s causing pain in your joints or other body tissues, the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine team reviews your medical history, lifestyle habits, medications, and symptoms. They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and may order diagnostic tests — such as blood tests, joint-fluid testing, X-rays, an MRI, an ultrasound, or another imaging procedure. 

What happens during platelet-rich plasma treatment?

During PRP treatment, your A+ Athlete Sports Medicine specialist takes a sample of your blood. They spin it into a centrifuge and inject it into specific injured or painful tissues. You often need more than one injection and multiple treatment sessions to reap the most benefits after PRP therapy.

What should I expect after PRP injections?

After platelet-rich plasma treatment, you can resume normal activities immediately, as there’s no downtime afterward. Your provider informs you of your next injection appointment. Over the next few weeks and months, as new cells grow, you can expect less pain and improved musculoskeletal functioning.

You might be a candidate for additional treatments, such as acupuncture, medication prescriptions, physical therapy, injury specific exercises, bracing, medications, osteopathic manual treatment, massage, nutrition therapy, or additional injections. Your sports medicine physician tailors each treatment to your unique situation. 

To take advantage of platelet-rich plasma treatment at A+ Athlete Sports Medicine, book an appointment by phone or online today.