Have a Full Plate of Platelets
- Posted on: Aug 30 2018
You would know this if you played professional football for the Cardinals, but otherwise you may not have heard about the healing properties of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Professional athletes, particularly football players, have been using PRP for years to help them recover more quickly after injury or surgery.
We offer PRP injections at Infinity Health & Wellness to help with various health orthopedic conditions.
What’s so great about platelets?
Everyone thinks of blood platelets as the clotting mechanism when our skin suffers a wound. That is the primary function of platelets in the blood — to form a clot and stop the bleeding. But platelets also have a big role in repairing the wound. They help to initiate new skin cells and have various growth factors. In short, blood platelets are a healing powerhouse.
Why is it called platelet-rich?
Now take those blood platelets and concentrate them. Now you have a superpowered healing serum. By removing the red blood cells from blood, what remains is condensed and concentrated. In PRP, the platelet amounts are five times more than in a typical amount of natural blood.
How do you make PRP?
The procedure at Infinity Health & Wellness is not difficult. We simply take a small sample of your blood, the same as would be taken for a blood test or lab work. We then put the blood in a centrifuge, which separates out the red blood cells, leaving plasma, white blood cells, and platelets. Now we have platelet-rich plasma. We then reinject the PRP back into your body where it is needed.
What does PRP help with?
At Infinity Health & Wellness, we use PRP to treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including the following:
- Joint pain
- Ligament sprains or tears
- Nerve inflammation
- Postsurgical health from tendon or ligament repair
Interested in putting your platelets to work? Call us at Infinity Health & Wellness, (480) 427-4305, and ask about platelet-rich plasma injections.
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