Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment has made numerous headlines recently and this is often because top athletes prefer this treatment to ensure the recover quicker from injury. Elite athletes like Rafael Nadal, golf superstar Tiger Woods, and many others have received platelet-rich plasma for different problems like chronic tendon injuries and sprained knees. Some have even gone on record crediting the treatment to solving their injuries which sees the treatment’s popularity grow even more.
The mostly liquid blood (plasma) consists of a series of components; white cells, red cells, and platelets. Platelets, in particular, are known for their importance in blood clotting but they also contribute plenty growth factors. In this way, platelets play a vital role with injuries and wounds trying to heal. We at Progressive Pain and Rehabilitation understand this and are using this injection therapy for promoting soft tissue-healing and enhancing hair growth.