PRP / Autologous Blood Injection Therapy
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy certainly looks like it could be a promising, new treatment approach to stubborn, chronic tendon problems, like Golfer’s Elbow and Tennis Elbow.
And, along with its lessor relative, Autologous Blood Injection (ABI) it has excellent upsides: It’s a quick procedure; minimally invasive; uses your own cells – and is unlikely to have any major negative effects.
But, the question is, will PRP prove to be a reliable remedy backed by scientific evidence?…
Or will it turn out to be just another expensive, over-rated fad – driven mostly by crafty marketing, excellent press, superstar-athlete endorsements and anecdotal claims?
Some say the writing is already on the wall – Others say it’s still too early to tell. Here’s my perspective in an article on my Tennis Elbow companion site:
Addressing the following questions:
- What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
- What’s the difference between PRP and Autologous Blood Injection? (ABI)
- How does it work? What’s the theory behind PRP and ABI?
- Is PRP an effective treatment for Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow?
- What’s my opinion as a practitioner who specializes in treating Tennis Elbow?
Also here is a my Storify compilation containing most of my sources (PRP-related news stories, videos and medical studies) in a shorter format – (For the full PRP post click here)
Treatment in Marin / San Francisco
If you’re in the Bay Area, please see my page about how I treat Tennis Elbow:
You get 100% hands-on Neuromuscular Therapy to help your muscles and tendons heal and recover naturally without dangerous drugs or invasive measures.