Athletes like Kobe Bryant and Brandon Roy use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in hopes of extending their athletic careers.
Whether you are a baseball, basketball, football or tennis player, PRP can help get you back on the playing field or court. Many athletes suffer from normal wear and tear, known as inflammation, joint pain and sprains, as a result of impact. If left unattended, these acute pains will turn into chronic pain. Once chronic pain sets in, there is a higher risk of being out of the game for an extended period of time, if not forever.
In Branon Roy’s case: he retired because of persistent issues in both knees. After six knee operations, there was no cartilage left is his joints. The Trail Blazers team doctors told Roy that he should not continue playing and if he did, there would be painful, long-term effects.
One short year later, Roy announced his athletic comeback. Many pro basketball teams have expressed interest in signing him.
That’s quite a turnaround for a player who was told that playing basketball may cause painful difficulties walking later in life. So, what was the miracle drug that healed him? His turnaround was too drastic. It was NO DRUG — it was platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
PRP therapy is a natural pain relief process by which a small quantity of blood is extracted from the patient. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge and spun until it separates the blood and healthy cells (platelets). Next, the platelets are removed and injected back into the patient at the injured area, saturating the surrounding area with injections for maximum relief. The growth factors in PRP platelets promote healing and tissue regeneration, speeding the healing process.
At RestoraLife™, our clinicians have tested and approved a revolutionary process – combining PRP with Laser and/or Stem Cells to provide an even better response to cure acute or chronic pain! RestoraLife is the first pain management clinic in FL and the US to offer these elite protocols together. Don’t let downtime or medication get in the way of your athletic abilities. Your career is important; your long-term health is more important.