Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections for Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow involves several uncomfortable symptoms, many patients are unable to perform daily activities without being in pain, which can greatly reduce the overall quality of life. Countless patients have been able to decrease their pain levels and inflammation with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections. Experienced PRP Tennis Elbow Specialists have helped many patients that are suffering from Tennis Elbow reduce pain, increase range of motion and get back to the active and healthy lifestyle they are have always enjoyed.

What is Tennis Elbow?

The opposite of Golfers Elbow, Tennis Elbow occurs on the outside of the forearm and elbow and is actually referred to as lateral epicondylitis. This condition occurs because of repetitious movements that are the same as those made when swinging a tennis racket. However, despite the name, anyone can develop Tennis Elbow, and it involves inflammation beginning in the tendons on the outside of the elbow and can radiate down the forearm and into the wrist.

Common symptoms of Tennis Elbow may include:

  • Stiffness
  • Weakness
  • Burning pain in the forearm
  • Pain with movement of the elbow or forearm
  • A weaker grip
  • Inflamed tendons

Many patients experiencing the uncomfortable symptoms of Tennis Elbow have been able to find relief with Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. A physician that specializes in Platelet Rich Plasma for Tennis Elbow can help patients to heal and regain healthy functioning of their forearm and elbow.

How can Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy improve Tennis Elbow?

Tennis Elbow occurs from micro tears in the tendons that have become inflamed due to overuse and lack of rest. Over time, the small tears can permanently damage the tendons and may lead to scar tissue. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy uses platelets from the patient’s own blood in combination with growth factors and stem cells to heal the damaged region. Stem cells can take on the shape of any cell in the body, which is why they are able to regenerate damaged tissue. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy uses the mixture of platelets, stem cells, and growth factors to heal the tendons, reduce inflammation, and alleviate the overall symptoms of lateral epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow.

What are the benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma for Tennis Elbow?

While Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy has numerous benefits, one the primary appeals of this therapy is that there is close to no risk of infection because the mixture is taken from the patient’s own body, and it involves little to no downtime. Also, the therapy can be performed in under an hour and is relatively painless. As a regenerative therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma can also permanently heal damage, lowing the chances of Tennis Elbow becoming a chronic condition. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a safe and natural therapy that has helped many patients to reduce or avoid pain medications, while regaining the full function of their tendons.

A Platelet Rich Plasma Tennis Elbow Doctor can help patients to determine if Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is the right course of treatment for their individual condition. Treating each patient as a unique individual, the physician will assess lifestyle habits, personal preferences, and treatment goals when developing a treatment protocol. Patients that have used Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy have been able to return to their daily activities, while regaining their overall quality of life.

To learn more about getting started with Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy to improve Tennis Elbow, contact a Platelet Rich Plasma Tennis Elbow Therapy specialist today!

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