PRP therapy or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy has shown great potential in treating musculoskeletal disorders. In case of an injury or damage to tissues, the platelets in your blood release factors that attract stem cells to the site of injury to repair and regenerate the damaged tissue. If an injury fails to heal on its

Many of will notice our joints grow stiffer, click more often and are more painful as we grow older. However for some this may become a debilitation and chronically painful condition. Osteoarthritis – also known as degenerative or wear and tear arthritis – is estimated to affect around 1 in 10 Americans over the age

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The term tennis elbow is a bit confusing. Yes, patients can get the injury from playing lots of tennis, this was recently highlighted by British tennis star Andy Murray suffering from the injury, but tennis is not the only way the injury is suffered. In fact, most patients do it just sat in their cubicle

What is a tendinopathy?   A tendinopathy is a disease of the tendons. Tendons are found throughout the body and are bands of connective tissue that connect muscles to bone. They are usually able to withstand significant amounts of tension. Tendinopathies are often tendinitis, whereby there is inflammation of the tendon, resulting in pain and

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What is a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy? Did you know that injured tissues, such as tendons, muscles, ligaments and joints, can be repaired with components of your own blood? PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma can be extracted from a person’s own blood and injected into the injured area. PRP is plasma with a high

Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment Guide

Friday, 29 December 2017 by

Platelet-rich Plasma or PRP is a cutting-edge treatment for many musculoskeletal problems. Your blood has a liquid matrix called plasma which carries red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs) and platelets. Platelets aid in blood clotting. Platelets also contain growth factors that help in wound and injury healing. The PRP treatment is administered through

Modern pain medicine now offers cutting-edge therapies for treatment of painful bones, joints, and tendons. Leading orthopedic surgeons, such as Dr. Adam Farber at Phoenix Shoulder and Knee Clinic, provide Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections to treat many painful conditions of the shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle. PRP therapy is an innovative, regenerative medicine treatment

PRP Therapy for Osteoarthritis

Monday, 25 September 2017 by

Osteoarthritis is a progressive condition in which the protective cartilage in bones wears away. It is the most common form of arthritis with millions affected in the United States alone. So far, there is no ‘cure’ for osteoarthritis but several treatments are used to reduce pain and delay the progression of arthritis. The treatment options

While you are probably well aware of the location of your “funny bone,” as you have probably bumped it at least once in your life – most people are not familiar with the basic anatomy of the entire elbow. Because elbow pain can stem from several common activities, it is important to understand the basic