Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an increasingly popular treatment for various chronic pain conditions
PRP therapy is a novel therapy that involves injecting platelets from the patient’s own blood to help in the healing of a damaged tendon or cartilage. Platelets are components of blood best known for their role in forming a blood clot, but they also contain a number of proteins called growth factors which help in the healing process. PRP’s natural healing process intensifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets directly in the area of injury or degeneration. This property of platelets has been utilized in various chronic pain conditions to achieve pain relief.