Platlet Rich Plasma(PRP) Injections for Tennis Elbow
As I’ve been telling you for some time now, corticosteroid shots and injections are not effective in long term treatment or how to cure tennis elbow, a new study has discovered something “a little better” than getting painful shots…so here’s my take on this “controversial treatment”.
The treatment is referred to in the medical community as Platlet-Rich Plasma(PRP). In laymen terms what happens is that you are injected with your own blood directly into the area of the damaged elbow tendon.
The study selected 51 patients who had been suffering from tennis elbow for at least 6 months and on a pain scale of 1-10, had at least a 5 on the 10 point pain scale. The patients were randomly selected for either a corticosteroid or PRP injection.
Those with corticosteroid injections had experienced temporary relief ranging from 2 – 4 weeks whereas the patients who had been selected for PRP injections had less pain and had more arm function only 26 weeks later.
The patients treated with PRP had a 64% improvement in pain and 84% increase in arm mobility and function as opposed to the corticosteroid patients had only a 24% improvement in pain and a 17% increase in arm function.
Also, 3 PRP patients went on to endure tennis elbow surgery, 2 opted for a corticosteroid shot. From the corticosteroid group, 6 opted for tennis elbow surgery, 6 had PRP treatment and 1 opted for another steroid injection.
Now here’s the kicker for me…
Plasma Rich Platlet treatment is very expensive and not all insurance and medical plans cover it as it’s still so controversial. If you decide to go the PRP route, it will cost you anywhere from $750 – $1,500.
As someone who has blown over $700 on “traditional treatment” methods, I know that this is a huge risk and investment, especially when it’s still controversial and not proven.
The small investment of $37 (just .10 cents a day!) in my Tennis Elbow Secrets Revealed Program is a bargain when compared to other options…where I will literally take you by the hand and teach you the exact step-by-step program that thousands of tennis elbow sufferers have used to completely cure their tennis elbow at home!