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Why Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Is a Game-Changer for Knee and Other Joint Pain

If you’ve been injured, or suffer from knee or joint pain, you need a remedy so you can get your quality of life back.

At Regenerative Spine and Pain Institute in Plainsboro Township and Manalapan, New Jersey, Dr. Ronak Patel leads our team in tackling your pain with regenerative medicine, using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. This standout technique for healing your body offers game-changing benefits. 

Here’s why:

PRP harnesses the power of your platelets

Your blood has four main components:

One of your cells’ primary functions is to clot your blood to prevent you from bleeding out, but they also aid in the PRP process. 

Your platelets have growth factors that repair your body when administered to targeted areas. When we release your platelets into your knee or damaged joints, they call on your cells to help create the ultimate healing experience.

How PRP works

This in-office procedure involves drawing a small sample of your blood and putting it in a centrifuge for about 5 to 10 minutes to separate your platelets from your red blood cells. 

We then take your platelets and inject them into your area of pain or damage as a healing resource, using ultrasound-guided imaging for precise delivery.

The platelets recruit your stem cells, and together, they promote healing.

Conditions PRP can treat

PRP can treat old and new injuries, as well as reduce or eliminate ongoing pain from the normal wear-and-tear on your body.

PRP can treat:

PRP not only has the potential to relieve your pain, but it initiates the healing process in your body to restore it back to its peak performance and ultimate function.

The benefits of PRP

PRP is an all-natural treatment, leaving little room for adverse reactions since the source is your very own blood. 

Other benefits include:

Additional key advantages include the reduced need for anti-inflammatory medications and opioids for healing and pain relief.

To learn more about the many benefits of PRP and how it can heal your pain, contact our friendly office to set up a consultation with Dr. Patel and our team today. Just call or use the online booking tool.

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