Tennis Elbow Treatment With PRP

Tennis Elbow, otherwise known as lateral epicondylitis, can be a struggle for some and affect daily life. Caused by overuse, repeated action within the muscles of the forearm, and sometimes even a simple knock, tennis elbow is usually characterized as pain around the outside of the elbow.

Tennis Elbow Treatment 

Whilst the body naturally fights to heal itself, unfortunately, soft tissue injuries, including ligament and tendon injuries are known to have poor healing properties. Therefore, specific treatments, including PRP are usually required to help you get back to the things you enjoy. 

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy works by using natural nutrients found within the blood to encourage your body’s natural healing process to begin and stimulate collagen production to repair damaged tissue around the elbow.  

How Does PRP Treatment Work?

As with any medical procedure, PRP must be carried out by a medical professional in a sterile environment. Similar to a routine blood test, treatment begins with the practitioner drawing blood from your arm. 

This blood is then placed in a special centrifuge which spins the blood and separates all its key components, including platelet-rich plasma, which carries vital enzymes, salts, and water. 

Once the blood has been separated, the plasma is then injected carefully around the elbow. This, in turn, signals the body to begin its natural healing process and produce collagen around the area.

Collagen is a vital protein within the body. It helps to repair damaged tissue between the joints and stops the bones from rubbing together, which causes pain. 

For improved accuracy, your practitioner may use ultrasound to ensure the injections reach the intended location. For the best results, you may be required to undergo several treatment sessions, spaced evenly to allow adequate healing time. The exact number of treatments will depend on your individual circumstances. 

Following treatment, it is completely natural to feel slight tenderness, or experience swelling/ bruising around the injection site. This should clear up by itself after a couple of days. 

Once your symptoms begin to improve, your practitioner will stop your PRP treatments and may recommend a rehabilitation program to further support your healing, allowing the elbow to regain its flexibility and strength.

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How Can PRP Treat?

PRP treatments can also be considered for the treatment of other muscular, including:

  • Golfer’s elbow 
  • Early osteoarthritis
  • Chronic muscle injuries 
  • Chronic ligament injuries (including on the knees, ankles, and wrists
  • Chondral injuries 


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Is PRP Treatment Safe?

As the treatment uses nothing but your own blood, with no added constituents, PRP is one of the safest treatments on the market, with little to no complications. That is why it is generally considered safe for everybody. However, you will need to speak to a trained professional before undergoing treatment if you are pregnant, or have any medical conditions such as cancer, HIV, or AIDS.

PRP is a fantastic treatment and one that we have been offering for many years now at our clinic. We both do believe that regenerative medicine is the future of aesthetics and PRP is just that – we wish more people knew about its many benefits. The product we use is Regen PRP produced by Regen Lab which we couldn’t recommend enough. Not only is this product safe and easy to use, but it has also benefited patient goals and outcomes. Five stars!


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