PRP Injections for Shoulder Pain
The shoulder is one of the most complex joints on the body. It is actually two joints, the AC joint and the glenohumeral joint, that work together to allow a wide range of motion for the arm. The shoulder contains these two joints, the rotator cuff (tendons), ligaments, labrum, muscles and other components that can be injured or damaged. At Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement LA, we offer many treatments for shoulder pain and dysfunction. One of the innovative options available at our clinics in West Hollywood, Malibu and Brentwood, CA. is PRP injections for shoulder pain.
What Is PRP Treatment?
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a biological regenerative treatment to promote tissue healing. PRP is made from filtered blood – a blood sample of a patient is sent through a centrifuge to filter out platelets, growth factors, and proteins essential for healing tissue. When concentrated in plasma, these properties can be highly beneficial in promoting tissue repair and reducing inflammation. PRP treatment is used in wound healing, joint preservation, joint pain relief and other medical uses.
Relieve Shoulder Pain With PRP
At Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement LA, we strive to find non-invasive, conservative treatments to help relieve pain for our patients. A variety of issues can cause shoulder pain, usually involving inflammation or damage to components in the shoulder joints. PRP injections can help relieve pain from a torn rotator cuff, muscle/tendon strains, ligament damage, arthritis and other shoulder conditions.
PRP injections for shoulder pain can be performed in an outpatient procedure at one of our medical centers. The appointment usually takes less than 90 minutes, and there is little to no downtime required after the treatment. We will take a blood sample, filter it and perform the PRP injection. Most patients need a series of injections over a few weeks or months to achieve the desired results.
PRP can offer long-term relief by repairing damaged tissues in the shoulder. To learn more about PRP treatments for shoulder pain and dysfunction, contact us at Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement LA. We can schedule a shoulder pain consultation at one of our medical centers in Malibu, Brentwood or West Hollywood, CA.