PRP for Joint Therapy in Savannah, GA

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what is PRP for Joint Therapy?

Our skilled physicians can harness the rejuvenating power of your platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for healing. The process involves separating the PRP from your blood and injecting it back into your joints. This can help you recover more quickly after joint replacement surgery or an injury. It may also help people who live with chronic or acute joint pain. When injected into your joints, PRP can improve your body’s healing abilities, reduce inflammation, and enhance your overall quality of life. We encourage you to schedule an appointment at Upstream Medical Care and Aesthetics in Savannah, GA to learn more about PRP and how it can assist with pain management and joint recovery.

What to Expect from PRP for Joint Therapy

After a consultation and exam, we will draw a small amount of blood from your arm and place it into a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from it. Once the PRP is ready, we'll use a syringe to inject it into the joint causing you pain. This process can take anywhere from 45 – 90 minutes, depending on the number of joints you're receiving treatment for. Follow-up treatments may be necessary to maintain the pain-relieving benefits of the injections.

After your session, you may have some mild bruising and sensitivity near the injection sites. We will give you a detailed list of post-care instructions to help you recover. We usually recommend using cold compresses when needed and avoiding the use of anti-inflammatory medication. For joint injections in the knee, ankle, elbow, or shoulder, patients can (on average) maintain 40 – 50% of their normal activity level for the first 4 – 5 weeks and are able to return to full activity by week six. We'll make sure you feel comfortable with the recovery process and answer any questions you might have before you leave.

Dr. Portzer and his staff are a delight to deal with. They are knowledgeable and kind throughout every step of the appointment. I recommend them whenever I have the opportunity.

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All staff is very polite, understanding , kind, friendly and patient.

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I had an excellent experience with Dr. Portzer. Their knowledge and expertise were evident throughout my treatment. They took the time to listen to my concerns and provided me with clear and thorough explanations. The staff was friendly and efficient, making each visit a pleasant one. I highly recommend Dr. Portzer for anyone seeking top-notch medical care. If you’re looking for a team that actually cares about their patients, your search is over. 10/10

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I’m so lucky that I was recommended here!! Like you have no idea. I feel like I was let in on a secret when my dr recommended me here to meet Jennifer. So far I’ve had, laser treatments, facials, a peel and dermaplaning here and have purchased some of the medical grade skincare. Jennifer is amazing and my Dr told me she was the best and he did not lie! I have rosacea and have been able to take care of it with her advice. I have not had an outbreak in a long time. I recommend this place to my family and friends because it’s that good!

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I love this place. Sarah Montgomery is my go-to for injections and she always listens to exactly what I am looking for. Also, the office is gorgeous and everyone at the front desk is so nice and welcoming. I have friends who see the Dr for Medical Weight Loss too and they have seen great results. I'd definitely reccomend!

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Free Yourself from Joint Pain

Joint pain due to chronic conditions or replacement surgeries can cause some discomfort or excruciating pain at the very worst. PRP joint injections can offer nonsurgical relief with little to no risk of side effects. We encourage you to call us if you suffer from pain caused by joint inflammation. Our health and wellness team believes in the rejuvenating effect of PRP joint injection therapy. Call Upstream Medical Care and Aesthetics to learn more about this unique therapy, and schedule an initial consultation at our Savannah, GA practice to help free yourself from joint pain.

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