Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a pain therapy treatment performed with natural, minimally invasive, injection therapy for the treatment of chronic or acute injuries. The PRP therapy involves injecting the platelets from the patient’s own blood to rebuild a damaged tendon or cartilage. It stimulates the healing process. Overall, PRP injection therapy plays an active role to treat a wide range of injuries and chronic pain conditions.

Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells, and platelets.) The platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood. However, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are very important in the healing of injuries.


  • PRP Injection therapy is a revolutionary treatment that helps patients with chronic knee pain.
  • The therapy is performed using a minimally invasive procedure under the guidance of local anesthesia.
  • Generally, the PRP injection therapy is done on 2 to 3 sessions of treatments depending on the Pathology.
  • The whole procedure is done safely using the advanced PRP equipment available at high-end hospitals/clinics.
  • Patients can get back to their jobs or usual activities right after the procedure.


PRP injections are effective for conditions like lumbar spine disc pain, osteoarthritis, rotator cu injuries, shoulder pain, tennis and golfer’s elbow, Patellofemoral syndrome (runner’s knee), ankle sprains, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction and pain. The listed conditions are as follows:


PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors — can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual.

To develop a PRP preparation, blood must first be drawn from a patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation. Then the increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood. A small blood sample is taken from the person being treated and put into a centrifuge or other specialized device that spins at high speed. This process separates platelets from other blood components. The concentration of platelets is then injected into the area of the person’s body that needs to be treated.

In PRP therapy, a concentration of platelets is injected into the damaged ligaments, tendons, joints, etc., in order to promote tissue repair and accelerate the healing process. Since platelets are rich in growth and possess healing properties, an injured individual can resume a pain-free life in an average of four to six weeks.


People will have concerns about the PRP injection therapy that affects the pain due to the procedure or post-procedure. Actively, PRP injection is found to be a safe procedure with benefits for the healing process. However, some of the potential side effects include:

  • Pain in the injured area
  • Infection
  • Tissue Damage
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Nerve Injuries


At Alleviate Pain Management Clinic in Bangalore, you will find highly expert pain management specialists to treat the pain without using any surgical process. For PRP Injection therapy, Alleviate uses ISO Certified PRP Preparation kits & blood samples that are regularly tested at the lab to check the concentration of the platelets.

FAQs - Platelet Rich Plasma Injection

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection (PRP) is an injection of the person's blood that contains concentrated platelets. The blood is then injected into injured or damaged body parts to stimulate the regeneration of tissue.
Yes, PRP injection is a minimally invasive procedure and does not require hospitalization or general anesthesia.
PRP Injection therapy is effective for chronic and acute injuries and it plays a wide range of chronic pain conditions.
Platelet-rich plasma injections can be used to treat a variety of conditions including
• Osteoarthritis Knee
• Adhesive capsulitis of shoulder/frozen shoulder
• Achilies tendonitis
• Tennis elbow
• Ligament injuries
• Osteoarthritis hip
• Ankle joint arthritis
• Plantar fasciitis
• Retrocaneal bursitis
• De Quevain’s tenosynoivits
• Golfer’s elbow
• Trigger finger/thumb
• Muscle strains and trigger points
The procedure is performed by drawing blood from the patient. Then the platelets are segregated from the blood cells. It is then left to concentration for centrifugation. The concentration of the platelets is subjected to injecting the damaged part of ligaments, tendons, joints, etc.
Depending on the injury, 2 to 3 sessions of treatments are required.
The PRP Injection procedure is a completely safe, and outpatient procedure. The patient can resume normal activities the next day.
The healing process accelerates after the concentrated platelets are injected. It can take 4 to 6 weeks to relieve the pain completely.
PRP on the whole is a safe procedure and a healing process. However, some potential side-effects include
• Infection
• Pain at the injured/treated area
• Discolouration of skin
• Nerve injury
• Tissue damage
Consulting with non-surgical pain management experts will give answers to all your queries. At Alleviate Pain Management Clinic in Bangalore, you will find ISO Certified PRP Preparation Kits & Blood Samples are used to test at the lab and check for the platelets concentration level.

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