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How Often Should You Get PRP Therapy for Arthritis Pain?

By: Linda Spencer


Arthritis pain can make even the simplest tasks difficult, impacting your quality of life. At Spencer Wellness Centre in Indianapolis, IN, Linda Spencer, MSN, CPNP, FNP-C provides platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy as an innovative option for patients who want to reduce pain and improve joint function.

Typically, PRP therapy is recommended every 6 – 12 months to maintain optimal arthritis relief, but each patient's situation is unique, and results may vary. Let's take a closer look at how PRP therapy works and what you can expect from the treatment.

How does PRP work to relieve joint pain?

PRP therapy involves drawing a small amount of the patient's blood, processing it to concentrate the platelets, and then injecting it into the affected joint. Platelets are rich in growth factors that help repair damaged tissues, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. By stimulating your body's natural healing process, PRP injections can reduce pain and improve joint function, providing significant arthritis relief.

How long does it take for PRP to work?

After receiving PRP injections, patients may notice a gradual improvement in their symptoms. Typically, it can take a few weeks to a few months for the full benefits to be felt. The initial healing response may start within a week, but the regenerative processes continue over the next 2 – 3 months. Patience is essential — after all, PRP therapy is intended to provide long-term arthritis relief rather than an immediate (but brief) fix.

How long do PRP injections last?

The duration of relief from PRP injections can vary from patient to patient. On average, the effects of PRP therapy can last 6 – 9 months, with some patients reporting results lasting up to a year. Some patients may experience longer-lasting benefits, while others might require additional treatments sooner. Factors such as the severity of arthritis, your overall health, and your activity level can influence how long your PRP treatment remains effective.

How often should you get PRP for arthritis pain?

The frequency of PRP therapy for arthritis pain depends on individual needs and response to treatment. Generally, we recommend a series of three injections spaced about 4 – 6 weeks apart to achieve optimal results. After the initial series, maintenance injections every 6 – 12 months can help you sustain the benefits of your treatment. During each of your appointments at Spencer Wellness Centre, we'll review your health and pain levels to fine-tune your treatment plan to your specific condition and needs.

Arthritis relief is at hand

If you're struggling with arthritis pain and looking for an effective solution, PRP therapy at Spencer Wellness Centre in Indianapolis, IN could be the answer. Linda Spencer, MSN, CPNP, FNP-C offers personalized arthritis relief plans tailored to your unique needs. Don't let arthritis control your life any longer. Contact Spencer Wellness Centre today to schedule a consultation and discover how PRP for arthritis can help you regain mobility and enjoy a more active, comfortable lifestyle.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.