PRP Injections For Pain

David Wu, MD

Interventional Pain Management Specialist located in South Bay, Torrance, CA

If you develop joint pain, sports injuries, tissue degeneration, or other causes of ongoing discomfort, see Dr. David Wu at his interventional pain management practice in Torrance, California. He offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for pain to restore your quality of life without harsh medications or surgery. Call Dr. Wu’s office or book an evaluation online today.

PRP Injections for pain Q&A

What are platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for pain?

PRP injections for pain consist of parts of your blood. When injected into painful or injured areas of the body, the platelets and growth factors extracted from your blood may stimulate new cell growth and healing. PRP is a safe, all-natural treatment that may eliminate the need for invasive treatments. 

What do PRP injections for pain treat?

PRP injections for pain can treat the following common causes of discomfort:

  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Back or neck issues
  • Joint injuries
  • Tendon, muscle, and ligament damage
  • Wounds

Dr. Wu specializes in PRP injections for sports injuries and pain. PRP injections may also help you heal faster after surgery. 

Am I a candidate for PRP injections for pain?

To determine if you’re a candidate for PRP injections for pain, Dr. Wu discusses your symptoms, lifestyle, medical history, and medications. He completes a physical exam and may order blood testing, imaging procedures, or other diagnostic tests.

What are the benefits of PRP injections for pain?

PRP injections provide the following benefits:

  • Faster healing
  • Quicker recovery after sports injuries 
  • Improved sports performance 
  • Reduced discomfort
  • Less stiffness
  • Increased joint range of motion
  • Improved mobility
  • Better quality of life
  • Less reliance on pain medication

PRP injections aren’t painful and require little to no downtime afterward.

What happens during PRP injections? 

The process of getting PRP injections involves two steps. Dr. Wu first obtains a sample of your blood and spins it in a centrifuge to isolate a rich source of platelets. He then injects the PRP into painful areas of your body, such as your joints or other soft tissues. Each injection takes just a few minutes, although you typically receive multiple injections during each treatment session. 

What can I expect after PRP injections for pain?

After undergoing PRP injections, take it easy for the rest of the day. The injection sites may be temporarily red, tender, or swollen. Multiple PRP injections for pain spaced apart over time will likely provide the most relief. Dr. Wu determines when to schedule your next PRP treatment. 

Schedule an evaluation with Dr. David Wu by phone or request one online today to determine if you’re a candidate for PRP injections for pain.