Musculoskeletal conditions are treated in various ways, some of which involve the injection of substances in the target sites. These injection methods are largely utilized to improve pain and to speed up the body’s natural regeneration process. One such method is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection. PRP is a method by which blood serum is collected and centrifuged to concentrate the platelets and then injected into sites of injury.Platelets contain critical factors in our blood which induce regeneration, growth, and healing in our tissues. The concentration of the platelets in PRP can grow as much as 5x the regular concentration and thus induce the healing process more effectively in the site of injury. This procedure is highly effective in the treatment of tendinopathies, such as tennis elbow, which can take a very long time to subside without treatment. However, there are a variety of other MSK conditions for which PRP could be effective. Furthermore, the procedure is safe from any significant side-effects, as it involves the use of the patient’s own blood. Another form of injection is Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which is a naturally occurring lubricant in the human body. Patients suffering from osteoarthritis can benefit from these injections to improve the joint pain and stiffness by lubricating the areas lacking the fluid. HA injections have been shown to produce greater results for mobility compared to pain killers and are much safer.
WHAT IS MSK INJECTION THERAPY
WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT
Your first visit to one of our locations will involve an initial assessment by our specialist physicians including a complete health history review and physical examination. This assessment is designed to determine the source of one’s symptoms and the best approach to treat them. Based on this initial visit and one’s personal goals, the specialist will establish an appropriate treatment plan for the particular patient. The injection therapies are usually done in short amounts of time, and patients can return to daily life following the procedures.