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PRP Treatment in Roanoke, VA

 

A new type of treatment for injuries called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections have been gaining significant attention among the medical community. There is still much speculation as to the success of these treatments, but many say that PRP injections are immensely helpful in reducing the recovery time for different types of injuries all over the body. If you are experiencing discomfort due to a previous injury, please call (540) 358-8455 to visit Ignite Wellness Clinic and discuss the benefit of PRP injections at our wellness clinic in Roanoke, VA.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

The blood is comprised of liquid, cells, and platelets. These platelets within the blood are what allow the blood to clot, and they also contain growth factors that possess healing qualities.

Health professionals, particularly those involved in sports medicine, have been working to concentrate these platelets within a single injection that is then applied to the affected area of the body. These modified platelets now possess between 5 and 10 times more growth factors than normal blood and, in theory, can greatly reduce recovery time by expediting the healing process.

Common Uses of PRP Injections

Platelet-rich plasma can be applied to many different situations. The effectiveness of the injections are influenced by factors such as:

  • Which area of the body is being treated
  • The health of the patient
  • Whether the injury is chronic or acute in nature

Research for PRP injection treatments is ongoing with many treatments being used for conditions like:

  • Acute and chronic tendon, ligament and muscle injuries
  • Surgery
  • Chronic tendon injuries
  • Knee arthritis

Schedule a Consultation for PRP Injections in Roanoke, VA

While evidence to suggest the success of platelet-rich plasma injections is still limited, it is encouraging. To learn more about PRP injections and how successful they may be in treating your particular injury, please schedule an appointment with with Dr. Farmer at our wellness clinic in Roanoke, VA by calling (540) 358-8455 today.

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