Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are used to relieve the symptoms of chronic (persistent and ongoing) tendon pain. Tendons are the soft tissues that connect muscle to bone.
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What types of injuries are most commonly treated with PRP?
PRP injections are commonly used to treat chronic muscle or tendon injuries, such as tennis elbow, Achilles tendinosis, plantar fascilitis and rotator cuff injuries, as well as knee osteoarthritis.
Does it hurt?
There is normally a sensation of mild discomfort during the treatment, which lasts 30-40 minutes. Afterwards there may be a temporary increase in pain, swelling and bruising.
Am I likely to experience complications?
It is common for people to experience a temporary worsening of symptoms but these normally improve as the injury heals. There is a small risk of infection at the site of the injection.
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