PRP and Tennis Elbow

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections Can Heal Your Tennis Elbow Conditions

In reality, those who suffer from tennis elbow aren’t all tennis players. The majority of them are carpenters, painters, butchers, and plumbers. You may wonder what this condition entails. Tennis denotes elbow happens when the muscles of the forearm are overused and the tendons in the elbow become inflamed.

Once the elbow has been injured, the treatments and remedies that are advised include rest, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medicines. This is usually a temporary fix for tennis elbow. In most cases the pain worsens, which then causes a need for braces, steroidal injections, ultrasound shock wave therapy, and in extreme circumstances, surgery. Although most insurance companies cover surgery, it doesn’t always produce the best outcome, and at times tends to leave you in more pain than before. These cases can sometimes take several surgeries just to ensure pain relief.nnA great alternative to this is to use your own blood to receive a platelet rich plasma injection (PRP).  With PRP injections the procedure is completed in three easy steps. Dr. Jeffrey Wasserman of Nextgen Spine compiled a short patient-education video explaining what a typical procedure involves.

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These 3 simple steps are:

    1. Blood is drawn from the patients arm.
    2. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge to spin at high speeds. This allows the Platelet Rich Plasma to separate from the blood.
    3. The PRP is then injected into the elbow or affected area.

We believe in the healing powers of your own body and have seen several patients improve and heal with PRP. Visit