PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for Elbow Injuries
Sacramento PRP for Elbow Injections Specialist, Jeff Hanson, N.D. of Embody Wellness specializes in treating elbow conditions, and he provides customized plans to help patients heal and regain their overall quality of life. As an important joint involved in almost all arm movements, the elbows can become damaged with aging, overuse, sports, or injuries. Because many people lead active lifestyles, elbow injuries that involve the tendons are among the most common elbow problems. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy has helped wide numbers of men and women to heal their elbow conditions, while reducing pain.
How can Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy help elbow conditions?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy involves the use of platelets that are taken from the patient’s own blood and then combined with growth factors to trigger the release of stem cells. Working to regenerate damaged tendons, muscles, and fascia, the stem cells can restore damaged areas of the elbow. Many people that use Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy are able to decrease inflammation and pain, while stimulating overall healing.
Which types of elbow conditions can be improved with PRP Therapy?
Several common elbow conditions can be improved with Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, some of which include:
- Medial Epicondylitis
Better known as “golfer’s elbow,” this injury occurs to the tendons surrounding the elbow with chronic overuse. Often, the movement involved in swinging a golf club leads to this injury, especially over time. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy has helped many patients to overcome this injury, while quickening the healing process.
- Lateral Epicondylitis
Also referred to as “tennis elbow,” this condition adversely affects the outer tendons of the elbow, which can lead to pain and inflammation. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can help to heal lateral epicondylitis, allowing patients to return to participating in sports and performing daily activities.
- Olecranon Fractures
Trauma to the very tip of the elbow, which is the olecranon, can lead to fractures in the bones. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can help fractures to heal faster, allowing patients to decrease pain and regain the full use of their elbow.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
While osteoarthritis typically affects the larger joints of the body, many patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis experience swollen, hot, painful, or burning elbow pain. In patients with this condition, nodules around the elbow may also be present. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can help patients to reduce inflammation and pain caused from chronic arthritis.
What are some of the benefits of PRP for elbow issues?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy provides numerous advantages to men and women suffering from elbow issues. First of all, there is little to no downtime or side effects with Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, which sets this therapy apart from pain medications and surgery. PRP Therapy carries little to no risk of rejection or infection because the substances are taken from the patient’s own body. The regenerative aspects of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy allow patients to either improve or eliminate elbow related pain, while reducing inflammation. Many patients that have received Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy have been able to significantly improve their elbow pain or injuries.
Sacramento PRP for Elbow Injections Specialist, Jeff Hanson, N.D. of Embody Wellness will work with patients to develop a treatment protocol that is suited to fit their individual needs. Before getting started with a Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy program, Dr. Hanson will assess individual conditions, medical history, treatment goals, and concerns. Vast numbers of patients have been able to eliminate or greatly benefit their elbow conditions with customized Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy plans.