Discover an Innovative Way to Relieve Your Musculoskeletal Pain

We provide PRP injections to patients in El Paso, TX

Has an ankle sprain, ligament sprain or hip injury kept you away from the game for too long? If you want to fast-track your road to recovery, Desert Institute of Sports Medicine Osteoporosis & Regenerative Medicine offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections in El Paso, TX. PRP injections contain the necessary platelet cells your body needs to heal and repair itself.

By aiding your body's recovery efforts, you can see faster results and get back to the sport you love in no time. Note that PRP injections can be used for non-surgical and post-surgical treatments.

We'll be glad to discuss platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections with you. Schedule a consultation today.

What are PRP injections?

Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, has been shown to help relieve pain by assisting the healing process of musculoskeletal conditions. This treatment is used for many common injuries and degenerative conditions, including ankle sprains, tendonitis, common ligament sprains, knee injuries, osteoarthritis, shoulder, hip, rotator cuff tears, and even tennis elbow.

Many professional athletes have received non-surgical or post-surgical treatment for their sports injuries with PRP injections.

How does PRP work?

How does PRP work?

Your body responds to injuries by delivering platelet cells containing growth and healing factors to an injured area. These platelets initiate a repair process and attract the critical assistance of stem cells. PRP therapy aids the body's natural healing process by delivering a higher concentration of platelets directly to the area of need. This is done by drawing a blood sample, which is then centrifuged to isolate your blood platelets. It is then precisely injected back into the area in need of repair. The concentrated blood platelets contain growth factors that improve your body's natural ability to heal itself and stimulate multi-potent cells in the injured area to form new tendon, cartilage, or ligaments as required.

How long does the procedure take?

PRP therapy is a fairly simple procedure that will require a short time at our clinic. Patients typically require no downtime once the procedure is completed. It is a simple injection procedure that requires no anesthesia and little recovery time. Patients typically require 2-3 repeat injections, depending on the severity of their condition.

How long before you begin to see results?

Patients may experience improvements within the first couple of weeks, with continued improvements over time along with the possibility of repeat injections.

You may be a candidate for PRP injections if:

  • You have tendon pain that affects your activities of daily living.
  • You have a tendon injury that stubbornly refuses to heal.
  • You are unable to put stress on your joint without experiencing pain.
  • Physical therapy has not helped to reduce pain or improve joint function.
  • Medications are not providing adequate pain relief and you would like to avoid long term medication use.
  • You would like to avoid surgery if possible

Additional benefits of PRP injections:

Additional benefits of PRP injections:

  • Ease of preparation as the entire procedure takes no more than 30 minutes.
  • Low cost as compared to surgical repair.
  • Minimal invasiveness as no incisions are made.
  • Minimal associated side effects as PRP is derived from your own blood.