Physicians Wellness (Clearwater FL) 727-998-4400 | The Ellison Medical Group (Cincinnati OH) 513-813-2883
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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy, also known as PRP, is a cutting-edge treatment that uses the body’s natural healing components to jump start the process of cellular regeneration and tissue renewal without the need for surgery or downtime.

This technique encourages the body’s natural healing process, it can be used for both medical and cosmetic treatments. Because PRP stimulates healing and renewal deep within the body’s tissues, it is particularly useful for pain relief. This treatment technique has a high rate of success for relief of joint pain and sports injuries.


When tissue in your body is injured, platelets go to the area and trigger healing by releasing proteins called growth factors. When concentrated platelets are injected at the site of damaged tissue, platelets accelerate healing by:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Developing blood vessels
  • Recruiting stem cells to regenerate new cells
  • Preventing degeneration of healthy tissues in the area
  • Triggering the production of tissues, such as muscles, ligaments, cartilage and tendons

After a PRP injection, it takes time for new cells to regenerate. Although you may experience pain relief more quickly, it usually takes a few weeks for tissue to heal.

With its ability to regenerate and heal tendons, ligaments, muscles, and cartilage, PRP injections are often used for musculoskeletal conditions, such as sports injuries, overuse damage and inflammatory conditions.

These are a few examples of problems treated with PRP:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • ACL injuries
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Ligament tears
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Osteoarthritis
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ESWT has been used successfully to treat a wide range of injuries and chronic conditions, including the following:

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Tendinitis of the Shoulder
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Kidney Stones
  • Joint Inflammations
  • Heart Disease

Patient Testimonial 

"I felt pain in my middle back, almost every day as I sit in front of a computer all day. But after the procedure, I do not feel any pain anymore and my muscle tension is gone. I do not feel any pain, even when moving my shoulder."  — M.I.


Since PRP effectively relieves inflammation and pain, our Medical Professionals may recommend PRP therapy for chronic pain conditions, such as lower back pain, neck pain and joint pain.

If you suffer from chronic pain or would like to learn whether your condition might benefit from regenerative therapy with PRP, call us today to book your complimentary consultation at 727.998.4400 for our Clearwater office and 513.813.2883 for our Cincinnati office.