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How Quickly Can I Recover From An Injury With PRP Therapy?

By: Our Medical Team | February 28, 2022

Platelet-rich plasma or PRP therapy is a unique procedure that uses your body’s natural healing factors to help restore your body. PRP includes platelets that come from a blood sample you provide. It helps trigger the healing process in your body, making it easier for you to recover sooner. Dr. Michael Wolff and the experts at Southwest Spine and Sports in Scottsdale, AZ can help you recover from an injury through PRP therapy.

You’ll have an easier time recovering from an injury when you undergo PRP therapy. The timing for how you’ll recover will vary by situation, but you can expect positive results when you ask us for help.

What is the timeframe for recovering from an injury?

It takes about 4 – 6 weeks for your body to recover from a PRP treatment. It takes a few weeks for the platelets in your sample to get through your body and help trigger the recovery process. It triggers cellular turnover in your body, promoting the production of healthy cells that can replace the damaged ones.

The PRP will absorb itself in your body to boost your regenerative ability. Every person has a natural regenerative rate where damaged cells are replaced with new ones. The PRP treatment sends signals to trigger a faster recovery rate.

Your body’s natural regenerative rate is another factor to note. Older people require more time to recover from injuries on average. You might take a week or two longer to recover if you’re older.

Understanding the PRP therapy process

The PRP therapy process we use at Southwest Spine and Sports in Scottsdale, AZ is a critical part of what makes it useful. We will draw a blood sample from your body and use a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood. The platelets are then injected into the area that requires help.

The platelets will enter the body and produce a natural response that improves how well your body can recover from an injury. The platelets are responsible for promoting new cells necessary for healing.

The procedure is safe for your body, as it doesn’t require any potentially harmful medications. It also doesn’t produce significant side effects. The PRP comes from your body, reducing the potential for your body to reject the treatment.

The injection is also easy to handle, as it works like any other treatment you may receive. It may produce some irritation around the injection site, but that problem is minimal. You can expect to recover in a few days after the procedure, although you won’t notice the full effects of the PRP therapy process until a few weeks after the work. The PRP will boost the recovery process, giving you the results you want in less time than you might expect.

Contact us today to see if you can benefit from PRP therapy

PRP therapy is an exciting procedure that can help you restore your body. Dr. Michael Wolff and the team at Southwest Spine and Sports in Scottsdale, AZ can help you with your PRP therapy needs today. You can visit us online to learn more about how we work and to schedule a consultation for treatment.


*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.