How PRP can help you!
- Posted on: Feb 14 2021
Medical advances continue to provide more reliable treatment options for a wide range of conditions. At Jock to Doc, our orthopedic professional, Dr. Mark Adickes, believes that patients seek nontraditional means of addressing common injuries and problems. For example, he offers PRP injections, which offer a faster way for patients to recover from problems and get back to their daily activities without limitations!
What does PRP stand for?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. This plasma is found in the patient’s own blood. By completing a blood draw at the office and inserting the blood into a centrifuge, these platelets can be extracted from the blood. Then, this concentrated plasma is reinjected into the patient’s body in the area of concern to help facilitate faster healing and recovery.
What can PRP be used for?
Dr. Mark Adickes finds that PRP can be used anywhere in the body to assist in reconstruction of the body using its natural methods. Because the plasma injected back into the patient is highly concentrated, it can make a dramatic difference in one’s lifestyle. In fact, many athletes turn to PRP injections when they experience an injury to help them get back to their athletic activities faster and with less pain and recovery time. Some of the more common conditions where PRP injections may be recommended include:
- Hip pain and osteoarthritis
- Lower back pain
- Foot and ankle pain
- Shoulder pain and osteoarthritis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tendon and meniscus tears in the knee
- Muscle, tendon, and ligament pain
Find out if you can resolve your concerns with PRP injections
PRP injections continue to be an effective and popular way for patients to heal faster from injuries and improve their quality of life and functionality after problems occur. If you are located in the area of Houston, TX and want to speak with Dr. Mark Adickes about this and other solutions for tears and injuries to the tendons, muscles, and ligaments of the body, contact the office by calling (713) 464-0077. We are conveniently located at 950 Campbell Road and accept new and established patients in our orthopedic practice, Jock to Doc.
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