Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment in Longmont, CO
Injuries, especially to the soft tissues, are often common for athletes and those who engage in intense exercise. Unfortunately, these injuries have the potential to cause chronic pain that impacts performance. At Longmont Spine & Physical Medicine, we offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment to athletes as an
alternative to surgery or other invasive procedures.
When you are injured, your body sends platelets to the affected area to aid in the recovery process. PRP therapy expedites healing by introducing a higher number of platelets to initiate repair.
To perform this therapy, our doctor will draw a sample of blood and place it into a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of the compounds. He will then inject the platelet-rich plasma at the point of injury to improve healing.
PRP therapy has proven effective in treating a number of common injuries, including:
- tennis/golfer’s elbow
- hip pain
- knee injuries
- ankle sprains
Are you interested in learning if PRP therapy is right for you? If so, call Longmont Spine & Physical Medicine today at (303) 816-3853 to schedule a free consultation.