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joint platelet rich plasma therapies

Heal the natural way

Plasma therapies (or PRP) can be used to treat joint problems in the body. Plasma is the liquid component of blood and as such, is the medium for red and white blood cells to travel in your blood. Platelets are a normal component of your blood, where on their own they do not have healing properties: they do however secrete called growth factors while also helping your blood clot.

Injection of the platelet-rich plasma into the target area stimulates natural rejuvenation and repair using the body’s own healing mechanisms. Many areas of the body can be treated including tennis and golfer’s elbow, Achilles tendonitis, shoulder / rotator cuff problems and osteoarthritis of the knee. No artificial substances or drugs are needed, and there is no risk of transmitting disease from blood or allergic reactions, as it is entirely your own tissue that is being used.

 Improvement will be a gradual process over the course of weeks or months. Sometimes, after treatment, you will have a bruised sensation in the area. This usually lasts just a few hours to a couple of days. Your qualified Azure Medical Doctor can discuss a personalised management plan with you, which may also include physiotherapy and/or an exercise program.

suitable for:

Suitable for Golfers elbow, Achilles tendonitis, shoulder / rotator cuff problems and osteoarthritis

time for treatment:

45 – 60 minutes

downtime:

No time off work is expected

treatments required:

You may require several treatments (often 3).
An interval of 1-2 weeks between injection is usual.
Annual top up treatments can benefit and may be discussed with you.

benefits:

Focused on alleviation of joint problems and pain