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PRP Injections in Redding

PRP Injections in Redding

What are PRP Injections?

PRP treatments—Platelet-rich Plasma—involve using the patient’s blood to stimulate healing. After blood is drawn, it is placed in a centrifuge that separates red blood cells from plasma. The most concentrated part of the plasma is then injected into the treatment site. PRP injections expedite healing, reduce inflammation, and encourage the body to produce hyaluronic acid. PRP is a minimally invasive, effective, and relatively fast procedure.

What Conditions Can PRP treat?

PRP is used to treat a variety of conditions from body pain to hair restoration to anti-aging. In orthopedics, PRP is used to treat:

  • Torn tendons
  • Tendinitis
  • Muscle injuries
  • Arthritis-related pain
  • Joint injuries

PRP injections for Shoulder Pain

Who is a candidate for PRP?

PRP Contraindications

Who is not a candidate for PRP? People with active infections that could spread, metastasized disease, or bleeding disorders may not be candidates for PRP.

Your doctor will discuss when to stop taking corticosteroid medications, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and anticoagulation medications before your procedure.

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Who Provides PRP injections?

In California, PRP injections can be administered by a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant.

At Shasta Ortho, PRP injections are administered by Dr. Tony Chang who is Board Certified and Fellowship Trained. He specializes in sports medicine and spine and therapeutic injections.

If you have a muscular skeletal condition that could be aided by PRP treatments, contact us to schedule an appointment.