PRP 48 HOURS AGO on right Elbow for tennis elbow

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  1. KINGNEL

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    Just had PRP and was wondering what should be the protocol. Doc put me on a sling and said to see him in 4 weeks. Confused
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  2. scotus

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    Call back the doctor's office and ask.
     
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  3. KINGNEL

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    Thanks Scoutus. Will try even though it's so hard to get a hold of that foc

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    Thanks Scoutus. Will try even though it's so hard to get a hold of that DOC. TYPO
     
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    72 hours post PRP. Elbow is still sore but feeling better. Tylenol when pain creeps up. Searching the web for help on post prp timeline to begin exercises but cant find one. Can anyone post on there post prp experience
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  6. shindemac

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    Sorry, what is PRP. Not good w acronyms? Is it post something something. Tennis elbow.
     
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  7. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    It's Platelet Rich Plasma injection. The science behind is that, platelets (and other factors in your blood) can stimulate healing and help facilitate the matrix building of functional collagen and help with the tissue remodel. Just that, normally, per-volume, there's not enough "stuff" in the blood for enhanced and accelerated healing.

    So what they do is, they draw blood from you, centrifuge it so you have a concentrated amount of the platelets and other factors, put it back into solution, and re-inject it directly into the site of injury for tissue remodeling.
     
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  8. KINGNEL

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    That's correct. Thanks say Chi Sin Lo. It's been 3 days since injection and I just returned to work today. Shindemac I never heard of PRP but all I can do is hope it works. Many people have had success, I'm hoping I'm one. Will keep updating

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  9. shindemac

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    Thanks. Just this past year, I heard about electro-shock therapy (not what it's called but what I remember it as) from a friend, and he swears by it. Now this. What will the mad scientists come up with next.

    If you read my old posts, I've always been a big believer in blood flow since it contains the life force that our body needs.

    For concreteness, tennis elbow is usually very stubborn to heal even if caught early. The reason is because there are no blood vessels going into certain parts of the body like the joints and ligaments, hence they heal very slowly.
     
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