PRP Injections
Chandler, AZ

Joint Injection

What are musculoskeletal/joint injections?

Musculoskeletal injections are a safe procedure which offers pain relief in the form of a hip, knee, elbow, ankle, tendons, back, or shoulder injection.

Musculoskeletal/Joint injections are non-surgical procedures that apply a solution of PRP (Platelet rich plasma) or anesthetic and corticosteroid directly to damaged joint tissue. This can provide you with the relief you need to improve your range of motion and participate in physical therapy exercises that were too difficult for you before.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Plasma is the liquid portion of whole blood. It is composed largely of water and proteins, and it provides a medium for red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets to circulate through the body. Platelets, also called thrombocytes, are blood cells that cause blood clots and other necessary growth healing functions.

Platelet activation plays a key role in the body’s natural healing process.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.

Additionally, all injections done at VIA Health & Medspa are ultrasound guided injections which have been shown to be less painful than blind injections. Ultrasound injections also have the advantage of giving “real time” and “dynamic” feedback that the patient and the doctor can see and use immediately.

What to Expect - PRP Injections in Chandler, AZ

Dr. Fayad will conduct an evaluation to ensure you are a good candidate for PRP injection treatment. Avoid all anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen or Naprosyn, for at least one week prior to the PRP injection. Patients should expect mild discomfort but no pain during the procedure. If the injection site is sore, we may recommend over-the-counter acetaminophen and applying an ice pack for 15 minutes at a time, three times a day. Avoid strenuous activities four weeks after an injection to give the injured tissue time to heal.