Q: I haven’t heard about Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP before now. Is it a new thing?

A: Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy was developed over twenty years ago. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, doctors at a naval hospital first used it stop bleeding in patients. It then became popular in conjunction with oral surgery and bone grafts as doctors noticed PRP helped patients heal faster.

In the past ten to fifteen years, PRP has become common in the fields of sports medicine and orthopedics — first with bone grafting procedures, then in treating tendons and soft tissue areas.

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Imagine not being able to climb stairs without pain. Or even take a walk around the block, or the mall. And you can forget about activities you used to love, like tennis, or golf. That trip of a lifetime to Europe? Well, you may not to be able to get around to see the sights once you are there.
This is what it is like for the 27-million Americans who suffer from Osteoarthritis – the most common form of arthritis. It’s often called “wear and tear” arthritis, because the cartilage in your knee join wears away. The disease mostly effects people age 50 and over, causing swelling and stiffness, a decrease in mobility, and pain that increases over time.

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Doctors call it lateral epicondylitis; you probably know it as “tennis elbow”. And it doesn’t just affect tennis players – sufferers may call it golfers elbow and even carpenters elbow. Any frequent, repetitive strenuous movement, whether from swinging a tennis racket, golf club, or hammer, can damage the muscles and tendons in your forearm – which you feel as pain and tenderness in the outside of your elbow.

Treatments range from ice packs and over-the-counter pain relievers to surgery for the most severe cases. Corticosteroid (cortisone) injections used to be a very popular treatment but the risk of side effects, as well as the high frequency of relapse has patients looking for other options.

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Platelet Rich Plasma changing surgery and aesthetics in Atlanta.

Platelet Rich Plasma changing surgery and aesthetics in Atlanta.
You no longer have to be a pro athlete or ‘Kardashian’ to benefit from the amazing power of Platelet Rich Plasma. Right here in Atlanta Georgia there are many doctors and service providers ready to help you reap the booming biological benefits of your body’s natural healing power through PRP.
Not only is PRP excellent for many injuries and ailments that help patients avoid costly surgical procedures, it’s also being touted for it’s more aesthetic boons such as breast lifts and non-surgical face-lifts, stress incontinence, and sexual dysfunction issues. Some have called it the “female Viagra” for it’s ability to help rejuvenate and strengthen the orgasms of maturing women earning the label “O-Shot.” PRP can also help alleviate issues with erectile dysfunction with the “P-Shot (or Priapus Shot)” service. Men and women alike can also combat thinning hair by harnessing the power of PRP.

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Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk

Join us at Turner Field for the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk September 22nd from 2pm-9pm.

Produced by U.S. Olympian and running expert Jeff Galloway, the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk & Fitness Program is a unique workplace-organized fitness promotion that kicks off with Get Active Atlanta!, an 8-week training program, and culminates in a downtown Corporate 5K Run/Walk and Company Picnic with Rupert’s Orchestra providing the entertainment. The Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk & Fitness Program is designed to promote health, wellness and fitness among metro Atlanta companies and their employees. A portion of proceeds benefits the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Back on My Feet and the Atlanta Braves Foundation.

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DID PRP THERAPY HELP THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS MAKE IT TO THE NBA FINALS?

Basketball superstar Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA finals on Memorial Day coming back from a 3-1 deficit in the playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Curry showed why he’s the league MVP by setting yet another record — this one for the number of 3-pointers in a playoff…

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ELBOW – PRP STUDY RESULTS

Doctors call it lateral epicondylitis; you probably know it as “tennis elbow”. And it doesn’t just affect tennis players – sufferers may call it golfers elbow and even carpenters elbow. Any frequent, repetitive strenuous movement, whether from swinging a tennis racket, golf club, or hammer, can damage the muscles and tendons in your forearm –…

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Stephen Curry/PRP

Golden State Warriors star and league MVP Stephen Curry scored 17 points in overtime as his team defeated the Portland Trailblazers May 9th. That’s a new record for the most overtime points ever scored by a player in an NBA game. Remarkably, Curry set this record in his first game back after falling and hurting…

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Stem Cell Treatment: Out from the Shadows, Onto the Cutting Edge

The Jets’ Chris Johnson is one of hundreds of NFL players who’ve turned to stem cells to aid in recovery from injury. It may be the next big breakthrough in the treatment of sports ailments, but for now the use of such therapy is strictly limited in the U.S.—and questions about effectiveness outweigh the answers.…
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