According to a local survey, about 42% of elderly Singaporeans suffer from mild or severe knee pain. If you are one of them, then this article is for you. Over the years, there have been countless types of drugs and treatment procedures for knee pain and slow healing injuries like tendinitis. But none of them have been able to eliminate it totally or are 100 % effective.
Recently, a new procedure known as PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) has given people with this condition a measure of hope and that all is not lost. However, the level of effectiveness of the procedure is still bleak. This makes people wonder if it is really working or is just like other ineffective treatment options out there.
The big question, therefore, is – how can one tell if the procedure works or not? The answer to that questions isn’t as far-fetched as you think, as several studies and research have been funded to learn more about it.
This article by Paul Ingraham answers the question: Does PRP injection work?
Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection Work?
Blood therapy, anyone? Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections bathe troubled cells in a concentrated mixture made from your own blood. Hopefully, this stimulates healing where it is otherwise failing — especially stubborn, slow-motion injuries like tendinitis. Read more here.
You likely now know what researchers have to say about the effectiveness of PRP. But, trust me, there is a whole lot you don’t know about it. So if you are thinking about signing up for the procedure, then now is the time to learn how it works, how it is prepared, its side effects, and most importantly, how much it cost.
The following article by Rachel Nall sheds light on some important things you need to know about PRP.
What Is PRP?
What Is PRP? Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a substance that’s thought to promote healing when injected. Plasma is a component of your blood that contains special “factors,” or proteins, that help your blood to clot. Read more here.
You surely now know that PRP can be used to address everything from Hair loss, tendon injuries, acute injuries to osteoarthritis, and post-surgical repair. You also know now how the injection is prepared and the recovery time for the procedure. If you are thinking about signing up for it, then you should read the next article carefully.
This article by Hopkinsmedicine is a must-read for anyone who wants to undergo the procedure.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment
RP treatments can enhance hair restoration and other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. The platelets, one type of blood cells, contain growth factors that can trigger cell proliferation, speed healing, and stimulate tissue regeneration in the treated area. Read more here.
You definitely now know what to expect from the procedure and some critical things you should do before, during, and after the treatment procedure. You also now know that it is a great option for addressing hair loss, and the average amount it is going to cost you to sign up for it.
To conclude, PRP is a non-invasive and safe procedure that you should definitely give a try if you are suffering from Osteoarthritis, hair loss, and acute injuries.
Although there is no clear or consistent evidence that it is 100% effective, it is still a great option. And remember that the procedure has a minimal recovery time. This means that you can get back to your routine shortly after using it. So, you have nothing to worry about.
Before making a final decision, it is important that you first consult your doctor to determine if the procedure will be good for you or not.