Effectively treat chronic injuries with PRP, a non-surgical treatment option.

When It’s Used

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) containing growth factors and sometimes added stem cells is being used more frequently in our practice for tendon irritations, tendinitis, and bursitis around the shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle joints.

The procedure takes a small amount of a patient's blood, isolates the platelets and injects the growth factors they release directly into the injured area, where they promote the body's natural healing response.  A series of three injections combined with physical therapy focusing on soft tissue mobilization has been effective in our hands.

The PRP has the benefit of stimulating the release of stem cells from vessel walls further augmenting repair. Stem cells are also being directly added to our cartilage regeneration efforts. Tendinitis is an inflammation, degeneration or injury to the tendon, the structure in your body that connects muscle to bone. Tendinitis can lead to degeneration of the collagen fibers that make up the tendon. The chronic pain that develops with tendinitis has been successfully treated with soft tissue massage, stretching, icing, and careful exercises.

Manage pain and promote tissue healing

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a non-surgical treatment option that’s becoming an increasingly common way to manage pain and promote tissue healing for athletes. Prepared from a patient’s own blood, PRP injections also have the potential to benefit other people dealing with discomfort related to an assortment of musculoskeletal conditions.

  • Most effective for chronic tendon injuries
  • Also shows promise when used for tissue damage
  • May benefit patients with arthritis, ligament injuries, back pain

How it Works

PRP injections are prepared using a patient’s own blood. Once the mixture is prepared, it is injected into the affected area to promote healing. With tennis elbow, for example, PRP and a local anesthetic would be injected directly into the inflamed tissue around the elbow joint. If used around the spine, the injections are usually delivered with live X-ray guidance (fluoroscopy) to ensure proper placement. Initially, pain may increase after the injection until the mixture starts to work on tissues.

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How much does it cost

Costs will vary upon the scope and length of treatment. A written quote can be provided upon professional consultation at one of our clinics.


Tam & Dr. Kristy Clinic is committed to providing the highest standard of care and service to our patients. If affordability is an issue, financing options can also be discussed. Feel free to contact us whenever further questions or concerns arise. Our professional staff will be happy to assist you in resolving such matters immediately.