Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a revolutionary procedure that uses components of the patient’s own blood to stimulate the natural healing process in certain orthopedic conditions. The body’s first response to any soft tissue (ligaments and tendons) injury is to deliver platelet cells. Filled with healing and growth factors, platelets jump start the repair process and attract the essential aid of stem cells.
PRP therapy’s natural healing process accelerates the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets to the targeted site through a simple injection. It provides effective pain relief and faster healing, and it can eliminate the need for surgery and prolonged recovery.
PRP therapy has been shown to decrease the pain associated with acute and chronic tendon and ligament injuries, such as partial tears, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff injuries, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, tennis elbow, golfers’ elbow, tendonitis, strains, and sprains.
Dr. Eric Parks is one of only a few doctors in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia performing this amazingly simple, yet powerfully healing procedure. To find out if you are a candidate for PRP therapy, call (423) 282-9011 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Parks.
Viscosupplementation therapy is an appropriate treatment for people with knee arthritis that has failed to respond to more conservative therapy. A solution of hyaluronic acid is injected directly into the knee joint to restore the cushioning and lubricating properties of normal joint fluid. It is useful for people who are trying to delay surgery or are not candidates for knee replacement surgery. Viscosupplementation injections are typically given weekly for three to four weeks.
With a personalized treatment plan and one-on-one care, the therapy team at Watauga Orthopedics will help you meet your rehabilitation and training goals. Our mission is to help relieve your pain and regain function and mobility, so you can feel like your old self again and get back to living your life the way you did before you were injured.
Physical therapy is available at all three of our locations in Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol. Learn more about our physical and occupational therapy services.
PRP Injections, Physical Therapy & Viscosupplementation Therapy in Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol, TN
For your convenience, Watauga Orthopaedics offers a one-stop-shop of services at any of our three locations in Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol, so you don’t have to travel anywhere else. By offering the most comprehensive orthopedic and sports medicine care in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia, we’ll quickly get you on the road to recovery and back to your active lifestyle. Make an appointment online, or give us a call at (423) 282-9011.