Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Post-Procedure Instructions

Depending upon where your PRP was injected, your recovery will be tailored to provide for optimal healing.

Joint Injections (hip, knee, shoulder, ankle)

  • Rest for the first 24-48 hours, but do not lie sedentary. We encourage light movement and range of motion after your injections. Use crutches or a walker for a lower extremity joint, and a sling if necessary for shoulders.
  • You should gradually increase activities using discomfort as a guideline. Ice can be applied off and on at half-hour intervals. Heat may be used for muscle spasms (deep ache or burning). If it hurts, DON’T do it! A compressive wrap or neoprene sleeve is useful for a week or so.
  • Water walking or use of a noodle or float is a great option after complete wound healing from injection sites. Light walking on a treadmill and stretching with heat can be done as “motion is lotion!”
  • For weeks 1-3, cardio is allowed (gazelle, stationary bike).
  • After 4 weeks, weightlifting and running are permissible.

Ligament Injections (knee, elbow, Achilles) or tendon (rotator cuff, hip glutes, quads)

  • Bracing or compression wraps around area of injured tissue. Alternating ice and heat, increase weight bearing as tolerated on leg with crutches or walker for the first 2 weeks. Gradually increase weight over weeks 3 – 4. Do not use anti-inflammatory meds (Motrin, Aleve, Voltaren, Turmeric, Curcumin) for 1 week before injection or for 1 month after. The body’s natural inflammation response is vital to healing the area of injury. It is okay to take Acetaminophen (Tylenol), but do not exceed 4000 mg/day. Those on low dose aspirin may continue that after an injection. Pain pills are allowed (but rarely needed), as are muscle relaxants.
  • Do not go to physical therapy for 2 weeks, as excessive activity is best avoided. Light stretching can be done at home. Use caution with activity no matter how good you feel.
  • You may see a return to your old pain level shortly after the injection, but this will improve is weeks 2 – 6 and peak at week 12 with PRP injections. If no response is seen after 3 months, consider a second booster PRP injection to the area.

New Treatments - New Technology

An initial consultation can explore individualized treatment plans, which may help avoid surgery or be used as an adjunct to a planned procedure. A determination can be made if the procedure is to be done in an office or in a hospital setting. Procedure costs will vary based upon your insurance, co-pays, deductibles, whether one or two body areas are chosen, and where your particular procedure is performed. To schedule a consultation, call 937-415-9100. Appointments can generally be scheduled within one or two days.


Subscribe To Updates

Subscribe To Updates

Join Dr. Urse's mailing list to receive the latest news and information about stem cell and platelet rich plasma treatments. 

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This