Have you ever experience swollen ankles/knees after your badminton session? Have you ever feel pain on your elbow after you done your house chores? Any pains on shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, ankles or even heels that have been bothering you but somehow you never recover from that? All these might be symptoms that you have inflammation or chronic injuries in your tendons, ligaments or muscles. These injuries often occur during sports and exercise activities, but sometimes simple everyday activities can cause an injury.

When there is inflammation or injuries in tendons, ligaments or muscles, it may require a prolonged amount of time to heal due to the lack of blood supply to these tissues. In these injuries, PRP may be a better treatment for you in order for you to go back to your daily activities. PRP is indicated to promote healing of tendons, ligaments, muscles, joints and can be applied to various musculoskeletal problems.

Have you ever experience swollen ankles/knees after your badminton session? Have you ever feel pain on your elbow after you done your house chores? Any pains on shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, ankles or even heels that have been bothering you but somehow you never recover from that? All these might be symptoms that you have inflammation or chronic injuries in your tendons, ligaments or muscles. These injuries often occur during sports and exercise activities, but sometimes simple everyday activities can cause an injury.

When there is inflammation or injuries in tendons, ligaments or muscles, it may require a prolonged amount of time to heal due to the lack of blood supply to these tissues. In these injuries, PRP may be a better treatment for you in order for you to go back to your daily activities. PRP is indicated to promote healing of tendons, ligaments, muscles, joints and can be applied to various musculoskeletal problems.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. The high concentration of platelets contain increased concentration of growth factors — which can be 5 to 10 times greater than usual.

How does PRP Work?

PRP can be carefully injected into the injured area or used to improve healing after surgery for some injuries. PRP will cause mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. The high concentration of growth factors and essential healing factors potentially speed up the healing process.

How is the treatment being performed?

To develop PRP, a small amount of blood will be withdrawn from the patient. The blood will be processed by a centrifuge machine which separate the platelets from other blood cells and increase the platelet’s concentration. This process takes less than 2 minutes. The PRP will then be injected to the injury site.

Is this Procedure Safe?

PRP is an autologous process, in which the source of the blood is from your own body, making the procedure very safe with minimal side effects.

The risk of other side effects (Eg: Infection, tissue damage) is no different from that associated with normal steroid injections.

How long will i recover after the treatment?

After the injection, patient may experience increased pain in the first 1-2 weeks.

PRP resolves pain thru natural body healing and this process takes time. Initial improvement may be seen in a few weeks and gradually increasing over time. The healing period can lasts about 6-8 weeks.
Unlike steroid, PRP aims to heal and not temporary pain relief, it may have a longer lasting results as it aids the body to heal and recover