You’ve got achy knees, or you’re struggling with a shoulder injury that isn’t healing as well, or as quickly, as you’d like. Whatever your musculoskeletal issue, you’re tired of ineffective therapies that only treat the symptoms and not the underlying problem — and you’re understandably wary of surgery.
Thanks to regenerative medicine, more specifically, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, there’s another way. Here, we explore whether it may be your best path forward for relieving pain and regaining function.
The team at No Mercy Sports Medicine prides itself on staying at the forefront of the latest science-based approaches to your musculoskeletal health. Our own Dr. Moisés Irizarry-Román has conducted extensive research into regenerative medicine, and we’re excited about the mounting evidence that points toward an easier and more sustainable approach to healing damaged tissues.
Working with your body
At its core, the human body is designed to be self-sufficient, which means it has the power to rebuild and repair itself to maintain function. For example, when you cut yourself, your body’s systems jump into action to stop the bleeding and start repairing the damaged tissue.
Playing a large role in these efforts are your platelets, which are responsible for clotting your blood when there’s a breach. Once the threat of bleeding out has passed, these same platelets then release growth factors that create the optimal healing and regenerative environment to encourage rebuilding.
With our PRP therapy, we harness and concentrate your own platelets and redirect them into your damaged tissues to encourage healing. In approaching your musculoskeletal issue in this way, we work with — and amplify — your body’s natural resources, providing you with far more sustainable results.
When you’re in pain, the last thing you may want to consider is surgical intervention, which can temporarily make your life even more difficult and uncomfortable.
With PRP therapy, we can delay or even avoid this type of aggressive solution by encouraging your body to do what it does best — repair and rebuild itself on a cellular level.
Ditching the medications
Another issue we routinely run into are patients who are tired of simply managing the symptoms — such as taking anti-inflammatory medications for arthritis. Our PRP therapy can reduce the inflammation, which, in turn, relieves your pain.
The last benefit we’d like to underscore is that PRP therapy is not only effective, but safe because it’s an autologous treatment that’s derived from your own body — the platelet-rich plasma solution is created from your blood. Your body is more apt to work with its own tools than outside resources that it doesn't recognize.
If you’d like to explore whether PRP therapy is right for you, please contact our office in Miami, Florida, to set up an appointment.