PRP Joints Treatments

PRP joint treatments - Orange County with Dr. John Laura

Platelet Rich Plasma treatments have been a game changer for injury sufferers. Leveraging the power of the body’s own healing power, some patients have experienced profound recovery in injured joints and tissues. Dr. John Laura is at the forefront in treating patients with this powerful healing technique. 

Dr. John Laura and his team take extreme pride in providing patients with the best experience in Orange County. We can’t wait to help you customize the perfect treatment plan just for you.

PRP at a Glance

With age, joints like the knee, shoulder, back, hip or feet undergo significant wear and tear. This can lead to a perpetual cycle of loss in physical activity. If we are less active because of joint pain, then we in turn miss out on the many anti-aging benefits of enough exercise. It’s a vicious circle.

To counteract and prevent inflammation as well as signs of aging, PRP therapy can stimulate joint rejuvenation by activating the body’s healing powers.

Dr. John Laura has helped many patients with joint issues, tendonitis, and arthritic conditions with this highly healing treatment. Currently it is unknown how PRP is able to reduce joint pain. We know from experience as a clinic that many patients find significant relief and can increase mobility with PRP therapy. Many studies analyze the effects of PRP on cells and tissue in a lab. Platelets contain a high concentration of growth factors. These growth factors influence inflammation and healing. Injecting plasma therapy into a joint or tendon leads to the release of growth factors improving the local environment. Ultimately, this leads to a lower level of pain and tissue healing.

When treating joint issues and injuries with platelet-rich plasma, Dr. John Laura injects PRP directly into the affected joint. The goal is to:

  • Reduce pain
  • Improve joint function
  • Possibly slow, halt, or even repair damage to cartilage

What does PRP joint therapy do?

Injury or cartilage degeneration can cause severe pain and lead to further problems, such as osteoarthritis—a very common condition with aging and athletic activity. PRP injections take advantage of the blood’s natural healing properties to repair the damaged tendons, ligaments, cartilage, muscle, and even bone by stimulating cell growth and rejuvenation. They can also potentially reduce friction by increasing the production of natural lubricating fluids, which protects the joint from further painful damage.

PRP joint therapy may be especially suitable for you if Osteoarthritis or joint pain affect your daily activities.

  • More conservative treatments such as physiotherapy.
  • Joint aspirations or steroid injections have not had the desired results.
  • You are not willing to settle for the prospect of taking constant high doses of ibuprofen every day just to keep the pain reduced.
  • You are an active individual who wants to do everything possible stay active well into advancing years naturally.

What happens during a PRP injection session?

The platelet-rich plasma injection treatment for joints is an outpatient procedure that takes anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half. Blood is drawn from your body and placed in a centrifuge to prepare the PRP injection. Once the PRP is ready, the affected joint area is disinfected and monitored with an ultrasound probe. Using the live image of the joint on the screen as a guidance tool to ensure precision, the PRP is then injected into the joint capsule. As the PRP stimulates a series of biological responses, you may feel some tightness, swelling and mild pain for two to three days after the treatment, but can start to expect feeling results shortly after. 

Ready to talk to Dr. Laura about your PRP rejuvenation treatments?

We hoped we’ve piqued your interest in how PRP injections can support your quest to stay young, healthy and active. But we’ve barely scratched the surface. Why not schedule a consultation with Dr. John Laura to talk about how he can work with you to create a fully customized rejuvenation plan to help you restore your youth with his extensive cutting edge anti-aging treatments like PRP.