Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma TherapyIf you have tendon, ligament, or joint pain injury and traditional methods have not provided relief, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) may be the solution.   Doctors Joseph and Theresa Newton currently offer PRP therapy as an option for patients designed to promote healing using the body’s own reparative processes. 

PRP injections are created by taking platelets from a person’s blood.  Once a patient’s blood is drawn, it is then placed in a centrifuge and resuspended in protein-rich plasma.  When PRP is injected into the damaged area it stimulates healing of the tendon or ligament. 

Patients can see a significant improvement in symptoms.  PRP therapy may eliminate the need for more aggressive treatments such as long-term medication or surgery. 

Candidates for PRP therapy can vary.  Injections can be performed in tendons, ligaments and joints all over the body.  The following may all be effectively treated with PRP:

  • Sports injuries,
  • Arthritic joints,
  • Lower back,
  • Degenerative disc disease, and
  • More specific injuries including: tennis elbow, ACL tears, shin splints, rotator cuff injuries, plantar fasciitis, and iliotibal band syndrome.

For more information on the PRP Therapy contact 217-222-6550, ext. 3024 or click the links on the right.