PRP Therapy and Tendonitis.


Learn more about PRP therapy and tendonitis.

What You Might Have Missed: PRP Therapy and Tendonitis.

At APICO Pain Management™, where dedication to innovation meets the personalized care of our patients, Platelet-Rich Plasma PRP therapy emerges as a potential intervention for those facing challenges related to tendon issues. As a specialist committed to exploring advanced solutions, my focus is on providing options that aim to improve comfort and promote overall well-being.

PRP therapy involves a systematic process. It commences with the extraction of a small blood sample from the patient, which then undergoes centrifugation to concentrate platelets. These platelets, containing GrowthFactors, are subsequently injected into the affected tendon in a targeted manner. The potential effectiveness of PRP lies in the controlled release of growth factors, which are believed to play a role in supporting the body’s natural healing processes.

“We are seeing a significant clinically beneficial effect to using platelet-rich plasma in tendinopathies, as a surgical adjunct to rotator cuff repair and as pain relief for knee arthritis,”
-Shane A. Shapiro, MD, Medical Director of the Regenerative Medicine Therapeutics Program, Mayo Clinic (Florida Campus), from “Navigating the Hope and Hype of Regenerative Medicine,” March 27, 2020.

In scientific terms, these growth factors are considered to act as signaling molecules, potentially influencing the recruitment of reparative cells to the site of injury. While the mechanism is not fully understood, some theories propose that PRP might assist in initiating the healing cascade and managing inflammation, which is often associated with tendon issues. The concentration of platelets in PRP is considered a critical factor, with the aim of offering a focused remedy for discomfort associated with tendon-related issues.

At our Bear, Dover, and Lewes, DE pain management offices, observing patients explore the potential effects of PRP therapy underscores our commitment to providing a range of options in multimodal pain management. The goal is to offer personalized approaches that contribute to improved comfort and the overall well-being of those who entrust us with their care.

Call 855-932-7426 to schedule and find out if you are a candidate for PRP therapy.

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