PRP Injections for Active Seniors: Treatment and Benefits

//PRP Injections for Active Seniors: Treatment and Benefits

PRP Injections for Active Seniors: Treatment and Benefits

By |2019-07-17T13:36:23+00:00July 19th, 2019|Blog|

As you grow old, your neuromusculoskeletal system begins to weaken. This is because your bones, fibers and tissues begin to deteriorate. In order to combat these complications, PRP injections are used to halt the degeneration process. These injections are a form of regenerative medicine that has several benefits for older adults and seniors.

What is PRP?

PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma; it’s made from the patient’s own blood. The process allows a doctor to draw blood from the patient and centrifuge it to create a batch of blood that contains a high concentration of platelets. The blood is then inserted back into the body of the patient to enhance the process of healing and boost the immune system.

How does it work?

This method of healing is non-invasive and non-surgical, which is one of the primary reasons why seniors opt for it. The treatment has also been used in athletes to assist them in a speedy recovery after a sports injury or accident, so that they’re able to get back on their feet in no time with minimal pain.

For seniors, the therapy is effective in the treatment of arthritis, sprains and ligament tears. PRP is also used for cosmetic purposes, but its primary function is to assist in healing.

How is it beneficial for adults?

PRP’s ability to heal the body is derived from the platelets, which make it effective in the treatment of wounds. After they reach old age, individuals are prone to accidents and injuries from activities they perform on a daily basis. In instances like these, not only will PRP be used to speed up the healing process, but it can also strengthen the overall immune system so that the risks of getting similar injuries in the future are reduced.

PRP can help in the treatment of unresponsive chronic pain and injuries that no other treatments are able to resolve. It’s also effective in reducing the symptoms of tendonitis that can occur due to the wear and tear of muscle due to strenuous physical activities in seniors.

The likelihood of developing a degenerative joint disease is also lessened with PRP, as it prevents knee pain from becoming a recurring cause of concern and pain. Similarly, PRP has been reported to have improved the symptoms of plantar fasciitis by 70 to 80 percent.

Lastly back pain, which is a common issue among seniors, has also been significantly reduced for those older adults who have undergone the treatment.

The treatment is working well to resolve the issues that accompany everyone when they get old. We know you don’t want to change the pace of your active lifestyle as you get old; because after all, age is just a number. If you’re located in or near Toronto, head to SEMI and find out more about our PRP injections. Our professionals also provide a multitude of other services such as concussion treatment, stem cell injection therapy and expert podiatry 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 the proud father of two boys, is an avid triathlete and occasional guitar player.

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