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The Ultimate Guide to PRP Joints Injection

Original Article from The Practice
By Charles Maddix, ARNP, MSN, PMHNP-BC

PRP Joints Injection: An Overview

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy involves using a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. PRP injections harness the body’s natural healing processes to treat musculoskeletal problems. The procedure involves drawing a small amount of the patient’s blood, processing it to increase the concentration of platelets, and injecting it into the injured area.

The Science Behind PRP Therapy

Platelets play a crucial role in the body’s healing process. They are rich in growth factors that promote tissue regeneration and repair. When PRP is injected into a damaged joint, these growth factors stimulate the body’s healing response, enhancing the repair of damaged tissues. This process can lead to reduced pain and improved function in the treated joint.

Conditions Treated with PRP Joints Injection

PRP therapy is used to treat a variety of joint-related conditions, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Ligament injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Chronic pain from previous injuries

Latest Studies on PRP Joints Injection

Recent studies have shown promising results for PRP therapy in treating joint pain. A 2021 study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research found that PRP injections significantly reduced pain and improved function in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Another study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine reported that PRP injections were effective in treating chronic tendonitis, with patients experiencing reduced pain and improved mobility.

Benefits of PRP Joints Injection

PRP therapy offers several benefits over traditional treatments:

  • Non-Surgical: PRP injections are minimally invasive, providing an alternative to surgery.
  • Natural Healing: Utilizes the body’s own healing mechanisms, reducing the risk of adverse reactions.
  • Quick Recovery: Patients often experience a faster recovery time compared to surgical interventions.
  • Reduced Pain: Many patients report significant pain relief following PRP therapy.

The PRP Injection Procedure

The PRP injection procedure is straightforward and typically performed in an outpatient setting:

  • Blood Collection: A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient.
  • Processing: The blood is placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma from other blood components.
  • Injection: The concentrated platelet-rich plasma is injected into the affected joint.

Recovery and Results
Recovery times vary depending on the individual and the condition being treated. Most patients can resume normal activities shortly after the procedure. Improvement in joint pain and function can be observed within a few weeks, with continued improvement over several months.

Why Choose The Practice for PRP Joints Injection
At The Practice, we prioritize patient care and utilize the latest advancements in medical treatments. Our experienced team of medical professionals is dedicated to providing personalized care to ensure the best possible outcomes. We are proud to offer PRP joints injection as part of our comprehensive joint pain treatment services.


PRP joints injection is a cutting-edge treatment option for those suffering from joint pain. With its ability to promote natural healing and reduce pain, PRP therapy is a valuable alternative to traditional treatments and surgery.

Unlock the potential of PRP treatments and embark on a transformative journey with Burick Center. With its natural healing properties and versatility, PRP therapy offers a non-surgical, effective solution for various conditions, from facial rejuvenation to hair restoration and sexual wellness. Trust in the expertise of Burick Center’s skilled practitioners and experience the power of PRP therapy. Schedule your consultation today by calling 717-730-9000 and discover a brighter, more vibrant you.

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*The Burick Center serves Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, York, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Enola, Lancaster and surrounding areas

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