Can PRP Help Sports Injuries?

PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma. PRP is a regenerative medicine treatment. Regenerative Medicine uses your body’s own natural and organic healing process to boost the repair of damaged or deteriorated tissue. PRP is a type of regenerative medicine treatment and stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) uses the healing components in your own blood cells to accelerate the healing process.

Our blood naturally contains healing factors, such as white blood cells and growth factors that are vital to tissue regeneration and repair. When these healing components are isolated in a sample of your blood, they can then (in concentrated form with about 7x your body’s normal amount of healing factors) be injected back into areas of your body where needed, to repair and renew damaged tissue. PRP treatment can provide faster and more complete healing using your body’s own natural healing factors.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy can help injured joints and other problems. It uses parts of your own blood to reduce pain and speed up healing. Many professional athletes, in all sports, have used regenerative medicine to repair injuries and reduce pain, naturally, even TIGER WOODS!


Baseball Players:  

  • Alex Rodriguez – “A-Rod,” retired All-Star – Read more.
  • Garret Richards, pitcher for Los Angeles Angels – Read more.
  • Travis d’Arnaud, catcher for New York Mets – Read more.
  • Daniel Murphy, infielder for New York Mets – Read more.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera, shortstop for New York Mets – Read more.
  • Stephen Strassburg, pitcher for Washington Nationals – Read more.
  • Aaron Nola, pitcher for Philadelphia Phillies – Read more.
  • Angel Pagan, center fielder for San Francisco Giants – Read more.
  • Danny Salazar, pitcher for Cleveland Indians – Read more.
  • Koji Uehara, pitcher for Boston Red Sox, then signed with Chicago Cubs after PRP – Read more.

Basketball Players:

  • Kobe Bryant, retired All-Star – Read more.
  • Stephen Curry, guard for Golden State Warriors – Read more.
  • D’Angelo Russell, guard with Los Angeles Lakers – Read more.
  • Jerryd Bayless, Philadelphia 76ers – Read more.
  • Isaiah Thomas, point guard for Boston Celtics – Read more.
  • Reggie Jackson, point guard for Detroit Pistons – Read more.

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