Americans love to run. It is one of those exercises that appeals to our desire for freedom, youth, and consumer goods. It is a particularly good way to reduce stress and improve cardiovascular function. An increasing number of adults are taking up the practice to maintain health as they move through middle age.
Running keeps you feeling youthful. It adds to your store of physical and mental energy. It makes you long, lean and strong and improves your appetite for life. Running is a great habit for those who seek invigoration. Unfortunately, running does have its downside. There is a pretty serious risk for injury associated with this cardio exercise for high functioning individuals. But we’ve got the solution to runner’s pain.
Runners most often report ongoing injuries such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and runner’s knee. These injuries can slow you down, impede race training, and sideline you from the activity that keeps you feeling amazing. And while the simplest treatments should be the first line of defense – think ice, rest, and physical therapy – many avid joggers are increasingly interested in cutting edge therapies to treat chronic injury.
We want to introduce you to the wonders of platelet rich plasma therapy, which is becoming common among elite athletes and is trickling down to the average consumer. Due to advances in sports medicine, this treatment is becoming accessible to running enthusiasts who may not be competing at the highest levels of the sport but who rely on running to stay healthy and strong. The coolest part of PRP therapy is that you don’t have to look outside yourself for the medicine. There’s no worry of side effects or adverse reactions to potentially harmful drugs or chemicals. This solution comes from within.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is quite a stunning innovation in sports medicine. What happens is this: the patient’s blood is spun in a centrifuge to isolate platelets and plasma that contain healing proteins and growth factors. This hyper concentrated blood serum is injected into the pain point to encourage tendon, muscle, and cartilage regeneration. Your body – with a little assistance – may be able to truly heal itself. There is a recovery period of 6-8 weeks. It may have applications for promoting hair growth and in dental procedures. PRP therapy appears to be most effective in healing connective tissue, which is one of the most common injuries reported by avid runners.
A runner expects to experience some struggle and physical discomfort along to way, but we are excited to be able to offer treatment so that you can continue your journey toward optimal health. Come in for a consultation at Evolved Medical if you think you are a good candidate for this cutting edge treatment. We want you to be able to run for miles and miles.