Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) Injections

PRP stands for platelet rich plasma, and is a concentration of helpful healing proteins from your blood. Because of the high concentration of healing proteins, it can be helpful in speeding up the healing process. The procedure involves drawing a small amount of blood from your arm, then spinning the blood in a centrifuge to separate it into different layers. The plasma, with a high concentration of platelet and healing proteins, is then injected into the affected area of the body.

It is still being studied, so it is not covered by insurance, but research has shown it is effective particularly in tendon injuries and osteoarthritis.