If you have a torn muscle or a sprained ligament, PRP injections could help you heal more quickly. Jonathan Oheb, MD, provides expertly administered PRP injections at his offices in Beverly Hills, Encino, and Mission Hills, California, for patients with musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative conditions like arthritis. Call one of Dr. Oheb’s offices to find out how you can benefit from PRP injections or schedule an appointment using the online booking form today.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a preparation made from your blood that Dr. Oheb uses to help heal injured tissues like ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
The platelets in your blood have a plentiful supply of growth factors, which your body uses for tissue repair and new cell growth. Plasma is the fluid left after you take out all the solid components like platelets and red and white blood cells from your blood.
Extracting platelets from a sample of your blood and concentrating them into an injectable form is a safe, effective treatment for many common musculoskeletal conditions.
PRP injections can be a useful treatment for numerous musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative conditions, including:
De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
Iliotibial band syndrome
PRP injections can help acute injuries heal more quickly and stimulate new cell growth to help reduce age-related tissue degeneration.
The first step in the PRP injection process is to prepare the platelets.
Dr. Oheb or a member of his team draws some blood from your arm, then uses a proprietary system to separate the platelets from your blood. The result is a PRP solution that contains up to 11 times more platelets than the same volume of blood.
When the separation process is complete, Dr. Oheb prepares the PRP injection.
You can continue with your day as usual following PRP injections.
It takes a while for PRP injections to get to work. The platelets need time to stimulate new cell growth and tissue repair, so it could be several weeks before you notice much improvement.
You might find the treated area feels more painful after a PRP injection. This is quite normal, and the pain should reduce after a couple of weeks at most. Your pain should continue decreasing over the next few months.
Find out how PRP injections can help ease your pain by calling Jonathan Oheb, MD, or booking an appointment online today.