Cortisone Shots Don’t Work PRP Injections Do!

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Primary Aesthetic Skin Care and Sports Medicine is now offering non-surgical treatments with PRP for individuals suffering from joint pain and discomfort relating to arthritis and injuries affecting the cartilage in the knee and shoulders.  PRP (platelets rich plasma) treatment  is also used to alleviate pain in sports injuries including:  meniscus tears, edema /swelling of the knee, knee ligament injuries, rotator cuff injuries, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, ankle/foot sprains, tendonitis, ligament sprains, hand/chronic thumb UCL sprain,

 

Why PRP?

PRP provides delivery of a highly concentrated potent cocktail of Growth Factor to stimulate healing and to regrow injured cartilage.  PRP injections promote angiogenesis, granulation, and epithelialization for the intricate process of Tissue repairing itself after injury.

 

What To Expect In PRP Therapy?

Small amount of blood is collected, spun in a centrifuge, and re-injected into the injured sites, such as joints and muscle to alleviate pain and to promote healing.

 

What To Expect After  An Injection?

Patients may experience some post injection sorness lasting 2-3 days.  It is recommended that patients rest for a few days or weeks and not to overexercise the injected tissue. Initial improvement  is seen within three to four weeks and gradually continues to improve  over a period of three to twelve months following an injection. Pain relief depends on the degree of injury to the tissue.

 

How Often Do I need To Repeat Injections?

It depends on the degree of injury.  Usually, 3 PRP injections one months apart. Patients are reevaluated two to three weeks after the first injection and based on the patients functional outcome, injections may or may not be repeated.

 

Unfortunately, Cortisone Doesn’t Work; PRP Injections Do!

Apart from the side affects, such as massive rise in blood sugar levels, infection of the injected joint, etc. It is well documented that Cortisone injections shut down healing all together. Therefore, causing more injuries to the tissue and the need to return several months later for repeated cortisone injections. In some cases it is known to have caused the degeneration of the nearby bone and tissue damage.

 

If you have a sport injury or osteoarthritis , and would like to learn more about PRP and its benefits please, call our office @ 914-234-8670. 

Primary Aesthetic Skin Care & Sport Medicine

Bedford Village Plaza

460 Old Post Rd. Suite 2G

Bedford, NY 10506   

914-234-8670

 

 

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