PRP in Everett for Muscle and Joint Pain March 27, 2018 The primary source of treatment for any type of injury usually involves at least short-term use of pain medication or even surgery for more serious cases. While there are certainly benefits to these treatments, there are often more unpleasant side effects than should be tolerated or desired. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy or PRP in Everett is an alternative option for treatment that is highly successful without unwelcome side effects and invasive strategies that leave the body open to infection. PRP is derived from the patient’s own blood supply. One to several vials of blood are drawn and placed in a centrifuge, where activated platelets are separated from the rest of the blood. The activated platelets are injected into damaged tissues like tendons, joints, muscles or ligaments where they promote healing of wounds and soft tissues and increase production of reparative cells. This technique has been in use since the 1990s in such applications as plastic surgery or assorted musculoskeletal problems. Improved function and reduced pain in hips, knees, elbows, wrists and shoulders have been demonstrated effectively with PRP therapy. Promising results for osteoarthritis are also evident. There are few to no side effects to platelet rich plasma treatment, since the patient is benefitting from their own blood. Some rest and a program of strength and stretching are recommended after the procedure to increase the effectiveness of the therapy. To learn more about PRP in Everett and how it can help you with your joint pain issues, contact Le Visage Wellness at (425) 905-2410. We will be happy to set up a personal and private consultation to discuss your options for this innovative and safe program to promote pain relief.