Platelet-Rich Plasma and Fibrin for Joint Pain
There are many ways to get treatment and support for injuries. At Ironwood Chiropractic in Richmond, BC, we provide a variety of natural treatments for chronic pain and injuries. One of these platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and fibrin (PRF). These methods are all-natural ways of healing the body. We will guide you on what to expect from these treatments. We are dedicated to helping you return to a healthy, pain-free life.
What Is PRP/Fibrin?
PRP is created by drawing blood from a patient, isolating the platelets, and then re-injecting those platelets where they're most needed. Platelets work to heal injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. Fibrin is also found in blood plasma and is handled in much the same way. It is often used to benefit the skin. It gives the body the best chance of healing and repairing itself. By renewing the areas that are affected, patients can feel healthier and move more easily. PRP and fibrin have benefits for the skin and hair, and they can also be used for joint healing and injury treatment.
Benefits of PRP and PRF
There are many vitamins, nutrients, and proteins in PRP and fibrin, along with white blood cells. They are an excellent combination for restoring the elasticity of the skin and helping to improve the level of collagen that skin contains. Fewer wrinkles and fine lines, a more youthful appearance, and less-noticeable scars are all some ways these products can help. With fibrin, there are platelets than plasma. This means a more concentrated product for an even better experience. Fibrin also restores the skin’s elasticity and can help with hair growth and shine. PRP works to heal injured areas of the body and alleviate pain.
How It Works
Many people worry about the process of injecting these products into the body, but it's not painful at all. The needle is extremely small, and there is a topical anesthetic that is also applied to the area. Our healthcare team is trained and experienced in these therapies, so we will make sure it is painless. We will also explain everything before beginning therapy. Sessions are quick, and you will likely need several sessions to see an improvement. How many you'll need depends on the needs and goals you have with treatment, and how well you maintain the results you've experienced. You can get several treatments over the span of weeks, and then less often to maintain the results.
Visit Our Naturopath and Sports Therapists in Richmond for PRP and Fibrin
Whether you are suffering from an injury or looking to improve your overall health, we can help. At Ironwood Chiropractic in Richmond, BC, our healthcare team provides PRP and fibrin therapy as all-natural treatment methods. We will answer any questions you have. Call us today to schedule an appointment.