Yes, there is an alternative to steroid injections. Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy decreases pain AND improves shoulder function.
Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is somewhat new; therefore its efficacy and indications are continuously under review. A recent study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine attempted to evaluate how safe and useful PRP may be for patients with rotator cuff disease.
Based on the results, researchers concluded that PRP did not cause adverse events in or around the treatment site. The decrease in pain and improved function patients reported was found to be similar to results patients have experienced after receiving steroid injections.
We're thrilled to be able to provide this cutting-edge technology to our patients.