Platelet-rich plasma is a component of blood that has been used for decades to treat musculoskeletal injuries. From aesthetic benefits to its natural regenerative properties, there are no shortages of use for this fantastic treatment. At Advanced Regenerative Therapies, we understand how hard it is to feel limited by injury. We proudly offer MSK treatments, like joint injections and tendinopathies, with exosomes or PRP. Explore treatment possibilities during a consultation with us in Savannah, GA.
What Are MSK Injuries?
Your joints are held together and protected by muscles, tendons, and connective tissue. MSK injuries most often occur when tendons and ligaments are damaged due to chronic overuse or acute trauma.
Because ligaments and tendons receive so little blood flow, especially where they connect to the bone, they are very slow to heal. The result is a weakening of the tendons and ligaments, which over-taxes the muscles. This causes joint and muscle pain, weakness, and more damage.
Where Does PRP Therapy Come In?
PRP therapy has been used in sports medicine applications to treat MSK injuries for years. Remember, tendons receive inadequate blood flow. Therefore, rest, NSAIDs, PT, bracing, or corticosteroid injections may not be enough to treat your injury.
This is particularly true when using the injured joint or muscle is hard to avoid, such as injuries caused to the knee or ankle. PRP treatment delivers growth factors straight to the injury site. But that’s not even the best part. PRP is a highly concentrated version of all of the growth factors and proteins found in your blood that your injury needs to heal.
If you don’t have time to be in a brace all season, PRP may be just the answer you are looking for. Derived from your own blood, PRP has very little risk of irritation or reaction associated with it. PRP therapy is a key that unlocks your body’s potential to heal itself.
Are Tendonitis and Tendinopathy the Same Thing?
Tendonitis and tendinopathy are not the same thing. Tendonitis is merely inflammation of a tendon. Tendinopathy, on the other hand, refers to the degeneration of the collagen proteins that make up your tendons. This debilitating condition most often occurs in the tendons of the hamstrings, patellar (knee), and rotator cuff (shoulder).
Tendinopathy, particularly affecting the Achilles tendon, is one of the most misdiagnosed MSK injuries. Our professionals in Savannah, GA, are committed to providing you with an accurate diagnosis and viable treatment options for your musculoskeletal injury.
Our passion is staying abreast of the latest advances in regenerative medicine, and we are proud to offer exosomes, another natural healer within your body, to quickly, safely and effectively treat tendinopathy, tendonitis and other musculoskeletal injuries.
Learn More About MSK Injury Treatment Today
Whether your musculoskeletal injury was caused by an accident at work or play, PRP injections can help you get back on your feet in record speed. To learn more about PRP or exosome treatments for MSK injuries, contact us today at Advanced Regenerative Therapies to schedule your consultation about joint injections and tendinopathies! Our dedicated professionals proudly serve you from Savannah, Georgia. We look forward to helping you rediscover a comfortable and mobile lifestyle.