Platelet rich plasma injections have been found to be quite beneficial for a number of health conditions, especially related to orthopaedics. However, if you want your PRP treatment to work, you must avoid making these mistakes!
Using Certain Drugs alongside PRP
While extremely effective for healing musculoskeletal pain, PRP injections shouldn’t be used while you are taking anti-inflammatories and cholesterol lowering medications.
These drugs can block the important reactions PRP is trying to promote. They’re especially toxic to stem cells, the stimulation of which is a prime way that PRP exerts its’ effect. The stem cells are the prime components of PRP injections, so using drugs that threaten their functioning is strictly advised against.
Only Focusing on Pain Relief
Platelet-Rich Plasma is used to relieve musculoskeletal pain. However, you shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking that these injections are an instant painkiller. While treating pain is definitely the main reason we use PRP injections, these are actually longer-term healing tools, usually taking several weeks to exert their full effect.
Lack of Rehab
PRP injections are great for treating pain and injuries, but results are even better when combined with therapy, including chiropractic and physiotherapy where required. This promotes the stimulation of blood flow in affected area as well, and encourages improvements in strength and mobility, enhancing recovery.
Sports & Exercise Medicine Institute clinics offer platelet rich plasma therapy for treating a number of health conditions. Located in St. Claire, Thornhill, Sheppard, and greater Toronto, we offer a myriad of sports medicine services. These include sports massage therapy, acupuncture, active release techniques, and sport podiatry among others.
Call at 1-844-223-7364 to get in touch with our team and learn more about our services!