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 series (32).

Curry had returned to the court just three weeks previously after being sidelined with a sprained knee. In his first game back he scored 17 points – a record for the most overtime points EVER scored by a player in ANY NBA game.

Golden State may have not made it to the finals if it hadn’t been for Curry’s quick return to the game. And Curry may not have recovered as quickly if it hadn’t been for Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, also known as PRP.

.          Curry had sprained his MCL – or Medial Collateral Ligament. In the past other NBA players had been sidelined for up to two months with MCL injuries.

So, on the second day of his recovery, Curry had Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. While you may not be that familiar with PRP, it is becoming more common in the world of professional sports. Basketball fans may remember that Kobe Bryant received PRP in 2011 to help his arthritic knee.

Here’s how it works: Doctors take plasma from the patient’s own blood and inject in to the problem area. The platelets release high concentrations of grown factor that help promote the body’s ability to heal itself.  There’s little risk of side effects and no artificial substance that could cause concerns on a drug test.

After receiving the treatment, Curry was back on the court and in top form in two weeks – having missed just four games.

You don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit from PRP. Whether you play tennis, go jogging, or have injured your knee in a fall, PRP treatment is available to help you. To find out how PRP can lessen your pain, and help you heal faster, click on the link below to find a doctor near you. http://beforesurgery.com/find-a-provider/

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