In an attempt to speed his recovery, NBA MVP Stephen Curry opted to have a platelet rich plasma treatment – PRP Therapy – after he injured his right knee during the fourth game against the Houston Rockets.
Curry, who plays for the Golden State Warriors, is not the only athlete who has undergone this revolutionary treatment.
Angels Pitcher Andrew Heaney elected to have platelet-rich plasma injections for his sore left elbow. Golfer Tiger Woods, Tennis Star Rafael Nadal, and several others — have received PRP injections for various problems, such as sprained knees and chronic tendon injuries.
How Does PRP Therapy Work?
Platelet-rich plasma involves taking the patient’s own blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets, which contain self-healing elements and growth factors. The concentrated blood is then injected into the affected area.
And this treatment is not just for athletes or “weekend warriors.”
Anyone who suffers from chronic pain related to joint or tendon injuries or osteoarthritis is a candidate for this safe, natural and non-surgical procedure, which successfully relieves pain and jumpstarts the healing process. With its regenerative benefits, PRP can often work for those who have not experienced success with other therapies. In many cases, it can eliminate the need for future treatments or surgery.
Here are some other prime benefits of PRP Injections:
- PRP is a low-risk, non-surgical solution for joint pain
- Promotes and often accelerates the healing process and cartilage repair
- Provides fast and long-lasting pain relief for chronic ligament, tendon and joint injuries
- Saves patients both time and money
Whether you are a Golden Warrior, “weekend warrior” or just someone who suffers from chronic pain, PRP can be a game changer.