FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long does the injection take to work?
As PRP promotes healing by recruiting the body’s own repair system, the process can take a few weeks. Most patients begin to notice improvement after about four weeks, and should see continued improvement over many months.
Are there restrictions after the procedure?
No strenuous activity for five days following your procedure. Please avoid anti-inflammatories for two weeks after the procedure.
How long will the injection last?
PRP injections don’t last a set number of days or weeks. The goal is to promote your body to heal itself, reversing injuries and restoring tissues permanently.
How many injections can I have?
For soft tissues (muscle, tendons, ligaments), a single procedure is often adequate. Repeat treatments should be considered after evaluating the area with ultrasound six months after the initial procedure.
What are the side effects?
A common side effect of the procedure is mild but temporary pain or aching at the area that peaks and gradually subsides within 24-48 hours. There may also be mild bruising at the site of injection. Over-the-counter pain medications (not anti-inflammatory) or using heat on the area can help.