PRP For Tendonitis in Beverly Hills
What is tendonitis?
Individual results may vary
When a patient experiences discomfort in their joints due to inflammation or irritation of a tendon, it is referred to as tendinitis. The condition can occur in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, heels, and knees. This uncomfortable medical issue can be treated at our Beverly Hills PRP Facility by using PRP technology and Platelet-rich plasma injections. PRP therapy provides relief and is an effective way to treat tendonitis.
How the condition is usually treated?
If tendonitis goes untreated, physical therapy or cortisone injections may be required. Typically these traditional methods offer brief relief before symptoms return. With each recurrence of tendonitis, scar tissue is built up around the tendon and connective tissue. The inflexible scar tissue reduces blood flow which can lead to permanent pain that accrues further damage over time.
To avoid this painful situation and the possibility of needing surgical repair, PRP Treatment Beverly Hills offers patients platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy injections to assist in repair.
Who suffers from tendonitis?
Repetitive motions in everyday life, heavy vibrations from machinery, and an overuse of joints can lead to tendonitis. Patients, such as sports players, runners, and avid swimmers may experience tendonitis at some point in their lifetime.
How is PRP used to treat Tendonitis?
Plasma rich proteins are the body’s main cells that are used for restorative purposes. These delightful cells are extracted from the patient and injected into the tendonitis area. Each PRP injection flows toward the inflamed and irritated area to promote healing. The effectiveness of PRP therapy is widely-known and is commonly used in the medical field.
What to expect when you are treated for tendonitis using PRP therapy
Our trained professionals discuss with each patient the severity of their symptoms. With this in mind, a physician at our Beverly Hills Facility will use a diagnostic machine to survey the injured area. From there, we use the plasma replacement therapy process to extract the vital cells from our patients and prepare for PRP injection. Using the latest ultrasound machine, our PRP doctors will isolate the afflicted area and provide the needed therapy. The next step is to inject the PRP into the inflamed tendon or collagen fibers and scar tissue using a tiny needle.
What is the PRP procedure?
To extract the plasma rich proteins, physicians will need to withdraw an adequate supply of blood from a patient. This is performed via a simple blood draw. The PRP cells are separated for later use and the blood is returned to the patient. Typically this portion of procedure takes about 30 minutes. Patients are encouraged to drink plenty of water and consume a healthy meal beforehand in order to reduce possible side effects. Once the plasma replacement therapy has concluded, physicians will prepare the PRP for injection.
About PRP treatment for tendonitis
Although the recovery time will vary, patients that undergo PRP treatment typically improve their tendonitis within the first few injections. PRP therapy is a popular option around the world for tendonitis sufferers who are unable to find relief through other treatments. The success of PRP injections is largely attributed to the autologous cells that are used during the procedure. These plasma rich proteins are less likely to be rejected by the body due to the fact that they are extracted directly from the patient.
Our Beverly Hills PRP office offers this significant therapy treatment throughout the Los Angeles area. To learn more about the services we provide please visit our Beverly Hills Facility today.