Newport Beach PRP Therapy

A Safe & Effective Treatment for Pain

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a regenerative medicine treatment that uses your body’s own healing mechanisms to recover from pain. Although it has been used since the 1970s, there are still many misconceptions about what PRP entails. This is a safe, evidence-based treatment that has helped many people find relief from chronic and acute pain conditions.

At Regenerative Institute of Newport Beach, we offer PRP therapy to all patients who can benefit from it. Dr. Khyber Zaffarkhan is a knowledgeable physical medicine specialist who understands PRP therapy’s effects on the body.

How Does PRP Therapy Work?

Platelets are small blood cells that cause the blood to clot when blood vessels are damaged. This will stop bleeding and give the body time to heal. There are some areas in the body where platelets are more abundant than others. PRP therapy is the practice of extracting platelets from one area and relocating them to an injured area that needs them more.

PRP therapy is used to treat many conditions, including:

  • Tendon ruptures
  • Meniscal damage
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Post-surgery recovery
  • Tissue inflammation

Since PRP is extracted from your own blood, there is no risk of incompatibility or allergic reaction. This treatment will help your own body heal itself.

What Should I Expect?

Your doctor will need to extract PRP from your body by taking a blood sample. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge device where the platelets are extracted from the blood. The isolated platelets are then placed in a needle and injected near the injured area.

The results of PRP therapy usually do not occur right away. It can take up to several days before the pain relief begins. However, once it does, the relief should continually improve over the following weeks and months.

For more information about PRP therapy or to schedule an appointment, call (949) 301-8683 today.