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PRP Injections – Richardson, TX

Natural Healing, Natural Pain Relief

blood vial with platelet-rich plasma

Do you struggle with chronic joint pain? Are you having surgery on your shoulder, knee, or elsewhere? We may be able to ease you through the process naturally. With platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, your body can recover more rapidly and with less pain. At Richardson Pain & Wellness, we are proud to offer this revolutionary treatment to kickstart your body’s own method of repair. Interested in learning more? Read on and then contact our team to schedule an appointment with us!

What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

PRP injections into the knee

Did you know that your blood consists of more than just red and white blood cells? It also contains platelets and plasma, which is basically water filled with proteins. Plasma provides the fluid that allows whole blood to easily flow throughout your body. Also called thrombocytes, platelets are blood cells that support healing, such as blood clots. These two elements are essential when it comes to natural healing processes in the body.

How Do PRP Injections Help with Joint Pain?

knee getting PRP injections

PRP injections have proven effective for people with many kinds of soft tissue injuries, such as rotator cuff tears, Achilles tendon ruptures, tendonitis, or chronic tendinosis conditions like tennis elbow or golfer's elbow. PRP has also been demonstrated to improve function and reduce pain in people who are undergoing shoulder, knee, or another joint surgery because it promotes accelerated new cell growth and natural healing. In some cases, PRP injections can eliminate or reduce the need for stronger pain medication like opioids following these procedures. Some research suggests that PRP injections may be an option for assisting with osteoporosis as well.

What Are the Benefits of PRP Injections?

PRP injections in the shoulder

Aside from the obvious benefits of experiencing less joint pain, PRP injections off several advantages you should consider. First, the platelets and plasma used in this treatment come directly from the patient’s own blood, which means there’s basically no risk of rejection from the body. Also, PRP injections are used to stimulate and initiate the body’s natural healing processes. As a result, this treatment comes with very few side effects.

What Is the PRP Injection Process?

Once you and our team have determined to proceed with PRP injections, we’ll collect several vials of your blood. We’ll then put the blood in a centrifuge to create a highly concentrated dose of platelets within the plasma. Our team may use ultrasound or other imaging to guide the location of the PRP treatment. Finally, we’ll reinject this plasma into the affected area to help heal ligaments, muscles, tendons, and joints.