PRP

Ajit Pai, M.D. -  - Interventional Spine & Pain Specialist

Pain Management Group, LLC

Ajit Pai, M.D.

Interventional Spine & Pain Specialist located in Mishawaka, IN

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is one of the most advanced ways to minimize pain and inflammation caused by injuries or degenerative conditions, including arthritis. Find out if you’re a candidate for platelet-rich plasma by scheduling an evaluation with Ajit Pai, MD, FIPP, of Pain Management Group, LLC in Mishawaka, Indiana. Dr. Pai is a board-certified pain management physician and designs PRP treatment plans based on your specific needs. Book your visit online or over the phone.

PRP Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma?

Platelet-rich plasma, more commonly known as PRP, is one of the most advanced regenerative therapies available. The treatment involves gathering a concentration of growth factor cells from your own blood. After a simple blood draw and in-office processing in the centrifuge, a machine that rapidly spins your blood, the high concentration of platelets is isolated.

Growth factors are attached to platelets. These are the powerful proteins that jump into action to heal an injury and repair tissues. Once they’re processed and injected directly into a treatment area, the growth factors know just what to do and start rebuilding damaged tissues.

What can platelet-rich plasma treat?

Platelet-rich plasma is used for a realm of chronic degenerative diseases, including arthritis, as well as injuries or trauma. Dr. Pai and the specialists at Pain Management Group, LLC provide PRP for treating:

  • Tendinitis
  • Knee or ankle pain
  • Muscle injuries
  • Elbow or shoulder injuries

Sometimes, Dr. Pai also recommends PRP injections to help you have a quicker and more effective recovery after orthopedic surgery. Because platelet-rich plasma is minimally invasive, made from your own cells, and is known to be effective, it’s often one of the most in-demand treatments offered at the clinic.

When does platelet-rich plasma start working?

It’s normal to have some slight pain and inflammation shortly after your platelet-rich plasma treatment. This can last for a few days. But once that initial discomfort subsides, you should start to experience a dramatic improvement in pain and inflammation within about 2-3 weeks.

Most men and women feel better after just one PRP treatment, although it’s impossible to determine how your own body is going to respond. If needed, Dr. Pai can repeat your PRP treatment after 4-8 weeks if you’re still not noticing enough of an improvement.

Since PRP is a regenerative therapy made from your own cells, if you ever start feeling pain again in the future, or have another injury, it’s perfectly safe to have the treatment repeated.

Start your platelet-rich plasma treatment at Pain Management Group, LLC right away. Either request an appointment online or call the clinic directly.

* Individual results may vary.