Americans have embraced a move toward living a healthier and active lifestyle with the CDC reporting that we’re exercising now more than ever. Most people today participate in either a sport or recreational activity. While this is a step in the right direction for a nation that still has 1/3 of its citizens obese, increased participation in these physical activities also means an increase in sports related injuries. According to the National Health Statistics Reports, there are an estimated 8.6 million sports and recreational injuries reported within the United States per year. Males account for 61% of those reported injuries. Due to the fact that sports and recreation have all ages and stages of life as participants, sports injuries can occur in any population from children to seniors.
Sports injuries can prevent you from not only being able to participate in your favorite activities, but also from being able to complete simple daily tasks. This can have a debilitating impact on your life. For years, professional athletes and retired pro athletes have been using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to naturally heal and rejuvenate their injuries – enabling them to return to the fields and courts faster and without complications. At Regenerative Medical Center of Delaware, we can offer you that same medical technology to treat your pain and heal your injury, faster, safer and naturally.
Have You Experienced a Sports Related Injury?
There are over 8,000 documented sports, games, and recreational activities. Because of that, there are more types of sports injuries than any other injury – ranging from simple sprains and strains to breaks and more. Below is a list of some of the most common sports related injuries:
- Sprains and strains
- Swollen muscles
- Knee injuries
- Shin splints
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Rotator cuff injuries
PRP Expedites the Natural Healing of Your Sports Injury
Platelets are the portion of the blood that contains hundreds of growth factors, which are responsible for the healing that occurs within the body. A PRP treatment is a more concentrated version of the naturally occurring plasma your body produces; containing up to 10 times more growth factors. The increase in growth factors contributes to greater cellular repair and healing. During our PRP outpatient procedure, blood is drawn from the patient. The plasma is separated from the rest of the blood and enhanced with more platelets during a process called centrifugation. That concentrated plasma is then reinjected into the area of injury. PRP can help reduce inflammation, improve cell growth and regeneration, and signal the body’s immune response – thus triggering a healing response. PRP can treat, but is not limited to treating, the following sports related injuries:
- Joint pain and inflammation
- Early onset mild ligament tears
- Ligament injuries
- Muscle injuries
PRP allows healing to occur naturally – using your body’s own natural healing capabilities to regenerate tissue and reduce inflammation. PRP offers a safe, natural and effective alternative to costly therapies, prescription opioids and even invasive surgeries. Research has shown that PRP is effective in rejuvenating damage cells, healing the injury and reducing pain caused by inflammation so that patients can return to the happy and healthy lifestyle they want.
Let Us Heal Your Sports Injury Naturally
Contact us at Regenerative Medical Center of Delaware today to discuss whether our PRP therapy is the right treatment option for you. We want to help heal your sports injury quickly, naturally and effectively so you can get back to leading the healthy, pain free and active lifestyle you desire.