Tendonitis can be caused by either repeated or repetitive use of a body part or a sudden injury, though it's less likely you'll develop it from a sudden injury. At West Knoxville Medical and Chiropractic, a medical provider serving Knoxville, TN, and the nearby region, we offer PRP injections to help with your pain and healing. Today, we'd like to further explain what a PRP injection is and how it can facilitate a sports injury recovery or another personal injury recovery.
Tendonitis is a musculoskeletal injury that stems from you either overuse of a certain body part or from an acute injury. Certain people are more prone to this condition than others, such as painters and factory workers.
Though tendonitis can affect any tendon in the body, it's more likely to affect your knees, elbows, and shoulders.
PRP Injections for Tendonitis
PRP is an abbreviation for platelet-rich plasma. For this treatment, we take a sample of your blood and separate it into its individual different components. We then take the platelets and inject them into the area where you have tendonitis.
The platelets are traditionally known for blood clotting. However, they're loaded with growth factors, so when we inject them into your body, they encourage healing. Not only does PRP promote a solid recovery, but in the process, it can help stop your pain and other symptoms.
We'd like to note that you can say goodbye to tendonitis safely with this particular treatment since it uses your own blood. You're a lot less likely to have a reaction to it since it's yours. For the most part, there are little to no adverse side effects of PRP injections.
Before we decide if this treatment can help you, we'll conduct a thorough examination, ensuring it's safe for you.
West Knoxville Medical and Chiropractic, serving Knoxville, TN, offers PRP therapy to help you heal from tendinitis, no matter the cause or location of it. Our medical provider in Knoxville is geared toward sports injury recovery and other personal injury recovery and can determine if this treatment alone or along with others is right for you.