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- Promote Healing & Improve Function
- Accelerate Your Body’s Own Healing Properties
- Safe & Natural Muscle Injury & Joint Treatments with PRP
- Reduce Joint Pain, Stiffness & Inflammation
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Learn More About PRP & How It May Benefit You PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Why have PRP Joint Injections become so popular in Toronto?
Everyone has heard of “vampire facials,” which is a type of PRP cosmetic treatment used to boost elastin, collagen and healthy cell formation in the facial skin. In addition to its cosmetic uses, our clinic now offers PRP knee injections. PRP has been used by medical practitioners for many years to treat injured and inflamed body tissues. Research suggests PRP injections can relieve the pain of arthritis, joint injury and swelling, muscle tears and strains. As a result, there is a hype in the athletic community with accounts of incredible healing from sports injuries, and rapid recovery from surgery when PRP is used as an adjunct. PRP injections effectively treat joint and muscle concerns, allowing individuals to resume their activity and competitions with no issues. At Let Them Notice we are currently offering knee PRP injections in our Toronto office.
What is PRP & How does PRP work?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a procedure used to treat muscle and joint tissues for patients suffering from joint pain and inflammation. The process involves taking a patient’s own blood and separating it in a centrifuge. Next, it is then injected back into that patient’s site of joint injury. Injection of these growth factors into a damaged ligament, tendons or a joint will stimulate and accelerate natural healing processes in areas where they have stalled or where rapid recovery is desired.
Platelets and white blood cells are concentrated and used for tissue repair. Growth factors carried in PRP recruit cells that repair and heal soft tissue at the side of an injury. PRP helps promote healing, improve function, decrease pain and inflammation, and stimulate cartilage regeneration.
Human blood consists of roughly 93% red blood cells, 6% white blood cells, and 1% platelets/plasma. Platelets are well known for their blood-clotting capabilities; however, they are critical to injury healing because they are naturally very rich in connective tissue, growth and healing factors.
Benefits of PRP Knee Injections:
-Increase the level of collagen
-Form new blood vessels to promote the delivery of nutrients to the injured tissue
-Stimulate cell proliferation to repair the damaged tissue
-Increase the metabolic activity of recruited cells
-Increase the levels of macrophages, which contain growth factors and signaling molecules
PRP amplifies the body’s ability to heal itself. It’s a biologic treatment that utilizes concentrated platelets from your blood to promote healing of damaged tissues and joints
Is PRP a better solution to heal injuries?
The interest in PRP is growing in part because traditional cures for joint problems like osteoarthritis, torn ligaments, and tendon damage are only mildly effective, and patients may not want to go through invasive treatments such as surgery. Although medical practitioners often prescribe cortisone injections to address inflammation in swollen joints,this is a temporary solution that does not solve the underlying problem. Many people take daily doses of pain medication which are not only harmful to the body but may also be ineffective. Patients are frustrated with the solutions offered for pain and inflammation which is why Let Them Notice is pleased to offer a safe, natural and very effective alternative. Nothing could be more natural than using your body’s own healing properties to target and accelerate recovery. Call us today to find out more about PRP Knee Injections.
How fast will I notice results after PRP therapy?
Timing will vary depending on the treatment area and extent of the injury. However, most of our patients will start to notice reduced pain or increased function within four to six weeks of their first PRP injection. It is recommended that a second injection occur for osteoarthritis 1 week after the first injection for better results. The second week post – treatment, remodeling will begin which involves retraction and organization of scar tissue, and the development of muscle fibers, and strengthening of function.
Do I need to be concerned about pain or side effects?
PRP knee injections are minimally painful. A topical numbing agent can be used to alleviate the sting of the needle. Post-procedure you may have minor swelling or pain which resolves within one to three days. One of the best things about PRP joint injections is that adverse effects are extremely rare because there aren’t foreign materials or medication being used. Other risks include infection, bleeding or damage to a nerve which will be discussed by your medical practitioner during your consultation.
What Are Contraindications to PRP Knee Injections
At Let Them Notice, you will have a complimentary consultation for assessment of PRP knee injections. Our medical practitioner will review your past medical history, medications, allergies and previous treatments to determine eligibility. Contraindications to PRP joint injections include cancer treatment within the past 1-year, joint infection and thrombocytopenia. Relative contraindications include steroid injections within the past 2 months.
Post Care following PRP joint injections
Following PRP knee injections we recommend no exercise for 1 week, ice, and over the counter medication such as NSAIDs or tylenol for 2-3 days post treatment. Continuing physical therapy and avoiding reinjury through intense, physical activity is advised for a few weeks following injections. At Let Them Notice we schedule follow up appointments to assess progress and determine whether ongoing treatment is necessary.