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By westgate January 13, 2023

It’s 2023…You deserve relief from musculoskeletal pain!

Suffering from musculoskeletal pain? Make it your New Year’s resolution to leave pain, stiffness and fatigue behind. You deserve relief with platelet-rich plasma injections!

Platelet-rich plasma injections harness the power of platelets in your plasma to accelerate healing in targeted areas such as the joints, muscles, tendons or ligaments. Platelets in the plasma are a type of blood cell that contain hormones called growth factors. Growth factors stimulate cells and tissues to renew and regenerate, leading to a faster healing time for injured areas of the body. A platelet-rich plasma injection is an excellent treatment option for chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Platelet-rich plasma injections can treat a variety of causes of musculoskeletal pain, such as worn tissue from repetitive use injuries, trauma injuries, poor posture, or prolonged inactivity. Platelet-rich plasma injections decrease aches, twitches, and general muscular fatigue while increasing mobility. Platelet-rich plasma injections can also be used for cosmetic purposes, like reducing wrinkles and adding volume to the appearance of the skin.

There are a few steps to platelet-rich plasma injections, all of which can be performed in a doctor’s office:

  1. Blood is drawn from your arm in the same way it would be drawn for lab work.
  2. The sample is placed in a centrifuge machine, which rapidly spins the blood to separate the plasma and concentrate the platelets in the sample.
  3. The injection area is numbed.
  4. The platelet-rich plasma is injected into the treatment area with a needle. Depending on where the injection is placed, the needle may be guided in with an ultrasound to ensure proper placement of the injection.

In all, the entire procedure lasts about 30 minutes. Success is gradual and is often dependent on repeated treatments for about 6 months before musculoskeletal pain is gone. That’s why it’s so important to take the leap and get started on the path to a pain-free life now. Why wait, extending your musculoskeletal pain? Make 2023 the year you kick your musculoskeletal pain to the curb with platelet-rich plasma injections.

The doctors at Westgate Family Physicians look forward to treating you with our in-office platelet-rich plasma injections. To schedule a consultation to discuss your pain and see if you’re a candidate for treatment, call (864) 574-0070.