Have you ever wondered why it takes your body longer to heal as you get older? Would you like for it to heal like you were younger again?
When we are very young, we have a vast network of blood vessels throughout our body, designed to help us grow into adulthood. This helps to deliver our own body’s healing elements and growth factors to every part of the body during this stage of critical growth and development. Because our blood supply is so good, we have a very short inflammation period, followed by a much longer healing phase allowing our bodies to repair themselves appropriately without developing large amounts of scar tissue. As we age, we have far fewer blood vessels and no longer have the ability to bring as much of our bodies own healing abilities to injured tissues, resulting in a longer period of inflammation and a shorter phase of healing, thus more scar tissue and dysfunction. Even worse, things like tendons, ligaments, and cartilage hardly have any blood supply at all.
The good news is, we now have non-surgical options for alleviating the pain and damage that occur in these joints that can no longer heal the way we need. By using a small amount of blood collected from your own body, we can concentrate these healing elements and growth factors to create platelet-rich plasma (PRP). We then inject the PRP back into your body, which reduces your inflammation and pain, while greatly increasing your body’s ability to heal itself!
When is the best time to take care of a joint injury with PRP?
Now! The sooner we begin the healing process, the faster your joint can heal appropriately and you can get back to doing the things you love.