Are you seeking sports injury treatment in Philadelphia, but aren’t quite sure where to go? What if there was a way to address a sports-related injury without invasive measures, with no use of synthetic or toxic injections and yields positive and permanent results, would you take advantage of such a treatment? Before you answer, you may want to take a look at several examples of professional athletes who have turned to the innovative, holistic practice of PRP therapy to treat sports injuries (and more).
What to Look For In Sports Injury Treatment In Philadelphia
You don’t have to be a professional athlete to understand the disadvantages that come with a sports-related injury. Any injury, whether a result of playing sports professionally or for pleasure can lead to pain, discomfort, disruption of daily living and can even lead to surgery or other invasive procedures.
If you’ve experienced a muscle strain, fracture or a health condition such as arthritis and are looking for sports injury treatment in Philadelphia, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy may be the solution you’ve been looking for.
PRP utilizes the body’s own growth factors to promote healing. The procedure is minimally invasive, doesn’t require significant downtime and has little to no risk involved.
Professional Athletes Who Have Received PRP Therapy
Although you don’t have to be a professional athlete to receive PRP therapy, there are many who have for various different reasons, including:
- Hines Ward (2009) – the NFL receiver took advantage of PRP therapy to treat a sprained medial collateral ligament knee injury that ultimately enabled him to play in the Super Bowl
- Victor Cruz (2015) – the NFL wide receiver received a PRP injection to help aid healing in left calf, experiencing a reduced recovery time to allow him to return to the field much sooner
- Stephen Strasburg (2016) – the MLB pitcher used PRP therapy to help heal an ulnar collateral ligament
- Brandon Roy (2011) – the NBA player tried PRP treatments to help heal a hamstring injury
- Rafael Nadal (several years!) – it’s been reported that the tennis pro utilized PRP several times to treat a knee injury
More Benefits of PRP
In addition to the sports injuries listed above, PRP therapy has also been used to treat other chronic tendon issues, acute ligament, and muscle injuries, knee arthritis, fractures and more. Beyond sports injuries, however, PRP treatments have been extremely effective in promoting hair regrowth, encouraging collagen rejuvenation (used in PRP facials) and, combined with stem cell therapy, can increase healing of advanced sports-related injuries and more.
If you are in need of sports injury treatment in Philadelphia and would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stuart A. Kauffman, call us now at 215-342-3600 to schedule an appointment.