PRP and A2M Injections

PRP and A2M After Treatment Guide

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https://fullcircleorthopedics.com/services/platelet-rich-plasma-prp-injections/

Symptoms: 

  • It is normal to feel sore for 2-3 days and rarely up to 7-14 days or more. 
  • It takes 6-8 weeks on average for the “full effect” but can take up to 12 weeks.

Try to Avoid:

  • Avoid anti-inflammatories (known as NSAIDs) topically and orally for 7 days following the treatment. This includes Ibuprofen (Advil), Naproxen (Aleve), Celecoxib (Celebrex), Meloxicam (Mobic), Arnica, CBD, etc.
  • Avoid use of ice is discouraged after the first 24hrs

May Use:

  • For the first week, you may use over the counter analgesics (Tylenol ES 1-2 tabs 3x/day, lidocaine topically)
  • Increase water intake
  • Healthy Eating rich in protein, fruit, vegetables. Low in processed sugar and alcohol
  • 8-9 hours sleep per night
  • Bracing on affected limb or walking boot if instructed

Activity:

  • Day 1-3, avoid use of affected limb as much as possible except necessary daily use such as grooming, walking to/from car, etc
  • Day 4-7 – light walking, light use of limb affected
  • Day 8-14 – PT or light sport may resume such as walking, swimming, light resistance training. Gradually increase exercise and sport week 3 and 4 to full-fledged exercise by day 30 
  • You may do other exercises NOT using the affected limb after day 3 of injection. This will be discussed more fully on an individual basis.

Call office if experiencing the following:

  • Redness, swelling, increased temperature around area injected
  • Numbness, tingling, or burning in limb injected
  • Fever (over 99.9F), repeated chills
  • Pain out of proportion of “normal soreness”

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