As you can read on the internet almost everywhere, several studies show that PRP is supposed to be a new promising method to help to cure complaints of sports injuries and worn joints. You will read PRP can be injected into the inflamed tendon or the worn joint fairly easily under local anesthesia. The growth factors then should work through a combination of anti-inflammatory activity (leading to less pain) and at the same time more ‘lubricating fluid’ is produced, so that the joint can move better.
More than 2/3 of these patients, temporarily, reported a decrease in pain. Improvement often occurs 6 to 8 weeks after the first injection. Usually, 2 to 3 injections are given at an interval of 6 to 8 weeks. The effect of this treatment with ‘signal substances only’ lasts on average 6 months to a year.