PRP Joint Injections at Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa
Whether male or female, over the course of a lifetime, joint health becomes an incredibly important component of general health. This is true no matter the lives we live, but it is especially true for individuals living an active lifestyle. Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa offers PRP joint injection treatment in Indianapolis that ensures our clients feel their best and to experience optimal performance.
For clients who have experienced an injury or pain related to tendon irritations, tendinitis, osteoarthritis, or bursitis around the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, or ankle joints, PRP joint injections can put you back on the road to optimal performance.
PRP joint injections merge technology with the body’s natural ability to heal itself to help relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis. PRP works to invigorate the release of growth factors to stimulate repair of the joint. It also encourages the production of collagen to further repair prior damage. Blood is composed of four main components: red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma and platelets.
In recent years, research has shown that when activated, platelets release healing proteins called growth factors. Growth factors are a naturally occurring substance capable of stimulating cellular growth, proliferation, healing and cellular differentiation. When these growth factors are injected into an injured area of the body, they can help accelerate the natural healing response.
PRP has been widely used in the treatment of traumatic and degenerative injuries. PRP Injections can accelerate the healing of a number of conditions for the knee, elbow, foot, ankle, and hands. Conditions include:
You might be if you have moderate osteoarthritis in the knee, hands, or feet, or chronic tendinitis in the elbow or ankle. Typically, you would have had failed conservative treatment options such as rest, medication, and/or physical therapy.
PRP is not for everyone. Patients with severe anemia, low platelet count, abnormal platelet function, active systemic infection or those with an active cancer are not recommended to be administered PRP. We do not recommend it for the following individuals:
PRP is intended as a healing modality and not for quick pain relief. Your pain will gradually subside as the injured tissue repairs and pain-relieving growth factors activate. This process can take weeks or months, but when successful, the effect is long-lasting. If relief is not sufficient at three months, a second injection may be performed. Maximum effects are usually seen at six to nine months. Some knee joints may require two injections in closer proximity in time.
Recovery times are typically 3 – 5 days. More time may be needed for comfort.
Injections of platelets are safe since you’re using your body’s own blood components and there are no foreign substances being injected. The only noted risk in clinical trials was the possibility of infection which is not unique to platelet injections. Anytime a person undergoes an injection there is this risk. Since there are no foreign bodies being injected and there is no concern of disease transmission, PRP therapy is considered safe.
Most patients tolerate the injection well enough, but there may be soreness due to PRP-induced inflammatory response. Expect some swelling and soreness during the first 48 hours after the injection.
To minimize risks, patients are advised to postpone strenuous exercise for 24 hours after PRP joint injections. Strenuous exercise is described as any activity that increases heart rate to over 100 beats per minute. Additionally, patients should avoid all forms of excessive heat for 24 hours, including but not limited to hair-dryers, saunas, hot tubs, sun exposure, and hot showers or baths.
More and more patients are choosing to improve their joint health with PRP Joint Injections. Annamarie L. Salyer, FNP-C is among the few professionals in the Indianapolis, Greenwood, Carmel, and Central Indiana area offering PRP therapy treatments, including the PRP Man Shot™, PRP V-Shot™, PRP Breast Boost™, PRP Hair Restoration™, PRP Facial Rejuvenation™, PRP Facial Rejuvenation Plus™, and PRP Joint Treatment. Book a Consultation today!
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