Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections are a medical treatment used to help the body heal injuries more quickly. This treatment involves taking a small sample of your own blood and processing it in a way that separates out the platelets, which are tiny cells that help blood clot.
The platelets are then concentrated and injected into the area of your body that needs to be treated. For example, if you have a sprained ankle, the PRP may be injected directly into the ankle joint.
The idea behind PRP injections is that the concentrated platelets can help stimulate your body’s natural healing processes. This can lead to faster healing and less pain.
PRP injections are typically done in a doctor’s office and only take a few minutes to complete. You may need to have several injections over a period of weeks or months to get the full benefit.
It’s important to note that this treatment should only be done under the guidance of a medical professional and after careful consideration of your individual health needs.