Why PRP Injections Fail: Common Mistakes to Avoid

//Why PRP Injections Fail: Common Mistakes to Avoid

Why PRP Injections Fail: Common Mistakes to Avoid

By |2019-01-09T17:19:17+00:00January 12th, 2019|Blog|

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.

Lack of Rehab

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!

About: Dr. Douglas Stoddard is a sports medicine physician and is the Medical Director of the Sports & Exercise Medicine Institute (SEMI). After receiving his medical degree from the University of Toronto, he trained in Australia at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, obtaining his Master Degree in Sports Medicine. He is also a diplomat of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine and has his focussed practice designation in Sport Medicine from the Ontario Medical Association. Dr. Stoddard is a consultant to the Canadian Military and has consulted with well over 30,000 unique patients in his career. Dr. Stoddard is constantly searching for new and promising therapies to help SEMI patients, and is responsible for developing the RegenerVate Medical Injection Therapy Program. He is married and the proud father of two boys, is an avid triathlete and occasional guitar player.

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