The Many Benefits of PRP Therapy

Waiting for your body to naturally heal itself after an injury or surgery can be frustrating. This is especially true if the healing process takes a lot longer than expected or causes pain that affects your quality of life.

At Orthopedic & Wellness, our compassionate physicians — Dr. Ojedapo‌ ‌Ojeyemi ‌and‌ ‌Dr. Matthew Roh — want nothing more than for you to recover from your injury or surgery as quickly and safely as possible, which is why we offer PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy.

PRP is a type of regenerative medicine that supports your body’s natural healing and may help you get back to doing the things you love faster. Here, we share some of the benefits of our PRP therapy. 

Treats multiple conditions

PRP therapy is a versatile form of regenerative medicine that benefits many health needs and concerns. We offer PRP therapy to treat multiple orthopedic problems and pain conditions, including:

While PRP benefits both acute and chronic conditions, we only recommend PRP therapy after conservative treatments fail to provide the results you need or expect.  

Speeds up the healing process

Though your body has everything it needs to heal your injured or diseased tissue, poor circulation or an inadequate supply of specialized proteins and growth factors may delay or prevent healing. 

PRP contains a high concentration of your blood’s natural healing properties: platelets, growth factors, and specialized cells. During therapy, we inject these healing properties directly into your damaged tissue. 

PRP therapy enhances your body’s natural healing process and may help speed up your recovery.

Decreases reliance on pain medication

In addition to keeping you from your active lifestyle, your injured or diseased tissue may also be an ongoing source of pain. By supporting your body’s natural healing process, PRP therapy may reduce or eliminate your pain.

Our pain management experts use PRP therapy to help our patients reduce their reliance on anti-inflammatory drugs and other types of pain medication.

Has few side effects

Though more invasive than oral medication and physical therapy, PRP treatments are safe and cause few, if any, side effects. That’s because we use your own blood to make the PRP solution we use for your treatment. This means you’re less likely to reject or negatively react to the injection. 

However, because PRP therapy optimizes your body’s inflammatory response, you can expect some inflammation and swelling after your injections. This is a normal part of the healing process. 

To ensure you get the most benefits from your PRP therapy, we recommend that you stop taking all anti-inflammatory medication before your injections. Once these side effects disappear, you should notice an improvement in pain and function. 

To learn more about how our PRP therapy can benefit you, call our office — we have three convenient locations: in Frederick, Waldorf, and Germantown, Maryland — or use our online booking tool to schedule your appointment today.

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