Thanks to social media, individuals are able to share just about anything nowadays. Case and point movie star Russell Crowe regularly shares details about his daily workouts. Recently, though, the actor used Twitter, a popular social media site to release the following, "Jolly old morning. PRP injections in both Achilles tendons and one big toe…brand new soon, no workout today."
According to news reports, Mr. Crowe sought the innovative treatment after injuring his feet while running. Within weeks, the actor was back to tweeting his workout stats.
So what do PRP injections actually do? It’s a good thing you asked. Platelet-rich plasma treatments supercharge healing and reduce the pain associated with many common sports-related injuries. PRP therapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive, regenerative medical treatment. By injecting a small, concentrated amount of a patient’s own blood into damaged tissue, PRP accelerates the healing process and reduces or even eliminates pain, often in just weeks. In addition, this therapy is performed under ultrasound-guidance to ensure accurate needle placement. PRP therapy alone has extreme healing power. It’s power is vastly amplified when used in conjunction with stem cell therapy. Adult stem cells are easily taken from the patient’s adipose belly fat, or gently extracted from their bone marrow. This is done safely and easily with in-office procedures. The adipose fat derived stromal cell therapy and the bone marrow concentrate therapy have tremendously powerful regenerative healing factors for those suffering from severe and chronic orthopedic injuries.
So if you desire non-invasive procedures with minimal to no risk, or have questions about this type of procedure I invite you to inquire more about it at my office, Cross Bay Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation P.C., located in Howard Beach, New York.