Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a cutting-edge treatment helping many patients find relief from acute injuries and chronic conditions without surgery. Patients with injuries like rotator cuff and ACL tears, ankle sprains and neck and back pain, as well as osteoarthritis have responded well to PRP. ​​​​​​​
A woman bending forward and grabbing her knee in pain

Why It Works

PRP is concentrated from your own blood, which contains several cellular healing factors, and is injected or applied to the damaged tissue. Your body’s first response to soft tissue injury is to deliver platelet cells. PRP therapy intensifies the body’s response by delivering a higher concentration of platelets.

Because your own blood is used for the injection, there are little to no risk factors. Infection, allergic reactions or other side effects are extremely rare. The injection process takes about one hour and has limited recovery time. Some patients require follow-up treatments for complete resolution of symptoms.

An infographic showing how platelet rich plasma works

Prevent Surgery With Platelet Rich Plasma

Many patients can prevent or delay surgery with this minimally invasive treatment. Surgeries can often be painful and require long recovery times. The goal of PRP therapy is to not just provide pain relief, but to actually stimulate your body’s own healing mechanism to heal your damaged area.

Many patients have experienced significant tissue repair from PRP. This allows them to stay active and achieve relief from osteoarthritis, chronic pain and acute injuries. In fact, the results of PRP may last five to seven years!​​​​​

Want to find out if you are a candidate for PRP treatments? Call us at 843-225-2550 or schedule a free consultation!

PRP Treatment for Knees Testimonial

A patient discusses her history of knee pain and knee pain treatments through traditional medicine. She then explains that she’s had positive results when receiving PRP treatment at the Charleston Pain Relief Center.

Shoulder PRP Treatment Testimonial

Dr. Tharnish discusses her positive experience with PRP treatment at the Charleston Pain Relief Center. She considered the treatment due to an existing shoulder injury that had been operated on in the past and dislocated prior to treatment.