What is PRP?

PRP is derived from a blood sample from the patient, then spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets. Platelets are small cells responsible for clotting and healing and are full of ‘growth factors’ and ‘cytokines’ which boost healing. The platelet rich plasma is then injected into the area that is causing your pain.

What can PRP be used for?

PRP can be used to treat not only Arthritis but also other conditions such as knee cartilage problems, plantar fasciitis (heel pain) and muscle, ligament and tendon injuries.

What is Osteoarthritis (OA)?

Approximately 25% of the population suffer from OA. It is a degenerative disease involving joint damage, inadequate healing and deterioration of the joint architecture.

It is a painful and sometimes disabling condition which impacts on the quality of life.

Does it work?

PRP injections are widely acknowledged as one of the most potent, safe and effective non-surgical treatments options for OA currently available in medicine. Studies have shown better and longer pain relief and improved function when compared to other injection therapies, such as corticosteroid and hyaluronic acid.

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https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1947603520931170

What do our patients say?

 “Knee pain was stopping me from doing the things I enjoyed most of life. I remember how hard it was for me just to pick up something that fell to the floor or even go for a walk. I was so tired of popping painkillers just to get through the day. I tried any kind of ointments and treatments available on the market: from physiotherapy to intense medicine cycles to stop my knee pain, but nothing worked.

 Then I found Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP).

 I didn’t know that PRP is one of the most advanced non-surgical treatments for knee pain and that it has been successfully used to reduce pain and restore movement even when physiotherapy has been ineffective.

 I found the Hartland Podiatry Clinic online, and I was very impressed by their reviews. That’s why I decided to try it.

 My knee pain is not controlling my life anymore, and I’m so grateful to the Hartland Podiatry clinic for getting me pain free and back to a normal life.”

Our PRP for treating osteoarthritis of the knee is available at our Wantage clinic which is within easy reach of Swindon, Reading and Oxford.