MISSION STATEMENT: Welcome to my Blog! My goal with this blog is to inform and to inspire my sixty plus readers! You are never to old to exercise! Keep moving! All opinions, thoughts and statements are mine based on 70 years of living! Injuries and surgeries past and present will be discussed! If I recommend a product or a lifestyle change it is something that I myself have used or have experienced! All nutrients and supplements I recommend may appear to be harmless but please check with your MD! Some may interfere with your current medications! This blog will be ongoing! Posts will be made when I feel I have worthwhile opinions, thoughts and statements! I may go back and review past posts to make changes if I feel necessary! Before undertaking any exercise routine please check with your health care provider!






Friday, March 3, 2017

PRP

After undergoing Suparz injections, cortisone injections and Orthovisc injections , previously posted, to alleviate my left knee pain with no noticeable results, my last resort was injections of PRP, also known as Platelet Rich Plasma! It was done on Feb 22, it takes 3-6 weeks to fully feel the effects and you are not guaranteed positive results! Your blood is drawn and put into a centrifuge where the blood is separated into plasma and platelets! The platelets were injected into my left knee to promote the healing of injured tendons, muscles and joints! The whole process takes less then an hour! The injection itself is a very long 30 seconds, give or take a few seconds! It is not pleasurable, regardless of what you read! The next 3-5 days your knee is sore! I will report the results in several weeks! Just to let you know my insurance did not cover the procedure, some insurance companies do! I will appeal and hopefully recover some of my $800.00 out of pocket expense!