Please carefully read and have your patient follow these instructions after their PRP treatment. There are minimal restrictions after PRP injections allowing the patient to return to daily activities almost immediately.
The patient should NOT touch, press, rub or manipulate the treated area(s) for at least 12 hours after the treatment.
AVOID: Aspirin, Motrin, ibuprofen, Aleve (all non-steroidal and steroidal anti-inflammatory agents), curcumin, turmeric, Gingko biloba, garlic, flax oil, cod liver oil, vitamin A, vitamin E, or any other essential fatty acids at least 1 week prior to and after their treatment. Remember, we are creating inflammation, so any drugs or foods that have anti-inflammatory properties must be avoided, including pain gels such as Voltaren and Salonpas, etc.
If the patient experiences discomfort or pain, they may take Tylenol or other acetaminophen products.
Heat may be applied, to the injected area for 20-30 minutes after the procedure, but it would preferable if they can refrain from this. Ice or cold packs should never be applied to the treated area!
The patient should not wash or take a shower for at least 6 hours after their treatment.
They should not use any lotions, creams, or make-up for at least 6 hours after their treatment.
AVOID: Vigorous exercise, sun, and heat exposure for at least 3 days after your treatment.
AVOID: Alcohol, caffeine, and cigarettes for 3 days before and after your treatment.
Smokers do not heal well, problems recur earlier, and results may take longer.
Patients should drink plenty of water for 2 weeks (10 cups per day).
They can return to physical therapy 7 days after treatment.
They may return to the gym 10 days after treatment.
It is normal to experience: bruising, redness, itching, soreness, and swelling that may last from 3-10 days following their procedure. Important reminder: There should be no fever or purulent discharge (pus) from the site. If there is, have the patient contact you immediately.