Regenerate, heal, and turn back time with PRP therapy
Whether you are engaged in competitive sports, lead an active lifestyle, or have simply been involved in the game of life, injuries, sprains, and strains are inevitable. Ligament tears, muscle sprains, or strained tendons are some of the most common causes of acute and chronic pain and inflammation. At CaTara Medical Spa, we provide PRP therapy in Chicago. PRP is one of our key specialties to heal musculoskeletal injuries.
As per the World Health Organization, the second leading causative factor for physical disability and long term pain are musculoskeletal injuries. Soft tissue injuries that involve ligaments and tendons account for the majority of musculoskeletal injuries in the U.S. While traditionally, anti-inflammatory agents and local anesthetics have been used to treat sprains, strains, and other musculoskeletal injuries, the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has emerged as a safe, noninvasive alternative to treat these injuries.
If you have suffered a ligament or tendon injury that traditional treatment methods have not been able to heal, the answer lies in PRP therapy.
How PRP therapy addresses injuries
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a technique that uses the patient’s own blood components to promote healing and recovery. As an FDA-approved therapy, PRP has been used to accelerate the repair, rehabilitation, and growth of connective tissue in knees, back, hips, shoulders, neck and so on.
The human blood consists of plasma, which is the liquid component as well as small solids such as platelets, red blood cells, and white blood cells. Platelets primarily help in blood clotting in the event of an injury or wound. They also release certain growth factors and proteins that help in promoting collagen production which in turn accelerates the healing of injuries.
At CaTara Medical Spa, we combine medical knowledge and expertise with specialized training in the use of PRP therapy Chicago and Algonquin clients can rely on. Our doctors first draw a sample of the patient’s blood, which is then centrifuged and processed to separate out platelets. After concentrating and preparing the platelet-rich plasma, the doctor then injects them into the area that needs to be treated.
What happens when an injury occurs?
In any musculoskeletal injury, either a tendon, ligament, bone, or muscle is involved. A tendon is a thick band of connective tissue that joins the muscle to bone, while a ligament connects one bone to another. Tendons help the muscles move bones while ligaments provide joint support and stability. Overuse, injury or trauma to any of these can lead to pain of varying severity that can get chronic if not addressed.
The key protein that constitutes ligaments and tendons is collagen. While any injury causes the body to increase collagen production, platelet-rich plasma therapy accelerates this process, leading to quicker recovery and healing.
Heal faster from a range of injuries with our PRP treatment
PRP therapy augments the body’s own natural healing process. As the process uses the patient’s own blood components, there is minimal risk of side effects, infection or allergic reactions. At our leading medical spa, PRP therapy in Chicago has been proven to be effective in resolving a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries, including:
- Osteoarthritis of hip, spine, knee, and shoulder
- Rotator cuff tear and sprains
- Chronic knee pain
- Pelvic pain
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear
- Back pain and injuries
- Neck injuries and neck pain
- Tendonosis (tennis elbow)
- Ligament Sprains
Proven techniques, proven results
At CaTara Medical Spa, we blend the right mix of advanced techniques and experience of specialists. Our highly trained and licensed doctors are skilled at using PRP therapy to provide real results that meet the expectations of our clients. With the primary objective being pain resolution through healing, we have seen long-lasting results with our PRP therapy.
Initial improvement is seen in a few weeks, while the results improve gradually along with progression in healing. Researchers have observed the efficacy of PRP therapy by viewing MRI images that indicate definitive tissue repair. Schedule an appointment with our doctor today to know more about the benefits of PRP therapy in Chicago.