Tennis elbow pain diminished through plasma enriched platelet therapy
If that repeated, twisting arm motion becomes painful, the pain might be tennis elbow, even in non-tennis players. Rest is often the first step to healing, and there may be a new way to decrease the pain.
Chronic tennis elbow pain was improved through plasma enriched platelet (PRP) therapy up to six months after treatment, according to a study presented at a conference.
Platelets, or sticky substances found naturally in the blood stream, can release healing proteins when activated and ease inflammation and pain, though the findings have not yet been peer-reviewed.