What is the value of PRP?

What are PRP Injections?

I have several clients who suffer from chronic back, shoulder, hip, and knee pain. These clients have invested a significant amount of time and money attempting to alleviate their pain through massage, chiropractic care, physical therapy, and dry needling. People often become desperate when these approaches don’t work.

This desperation is the premise behind PRP injections. You simply need to draw some blood from your body, spin it around to enrich it with platelets, and then inject this super-charged blood back into your system to promote quicker healing. It may sound high-tech, but it’s also relatively straightforward. If a doctor recommends it, then it must be effective, right?

What is the controversy surrounding PRP injections?

As a functional trainer focused on muscle balance and correct movement patterns, I am not a fan of PRP injections. Here’s why:

Recent studies have shown that PRP injections aren’t very effective, and the theory behind them is based on questionable science.

PRP injections are passive and may give you a false sense that someone else will fix your problem when, in fact, you must address it yourself. While the injections may work for some, if they don’t, you may have wasted money and endured pain for longer than necessary.

If you believe that someone else can solve your problems, you are in for a long and frustrating journey. You will likely fare better if you start by assuming that you can positively impact your situation.

Avoid pain treatments that suggest your body has been damaged beyond the normal healing capacity of humans.

You might argue, “But I have a labral tear, arthritis, or another major problem with my body.”

Scientific evidence indicates that structural problems such as arthritis and labral tears are not always linked to pain. When you experience pain, there’s more to it than just tissue damage.

Doctors often cite two main reasons to recommend PRP injections. The first is persistent pain attributed to soft tissues (like tendons or muscles). The second is joint degeneration, including arthritis, chondral lesions, and cartilage damage.

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