Some research suggests PRP has a success rate as high as 80 percent when used for soft tissue injuries. However, relief is not immediate. This is because your body needs time to react to the PRP mixture. This process could take anywhere from weeks to months. But once relief is experienced because tissues have healed, the effect is long-lasting.
If relief is not sufficient for you after 2-3 months, you may be advised to have another PRP injection. This is likely to happen if you are showing signs of responding well to the PRP. It’s typical for patients to experience the maximum results of treatment after about 6-9 months. Suitable candidates for this procedure are generally individuals who meet the following conditions:
- Being otherwise health except for having a shoulder-related condition/injury
- Not having an unrelated condition that increase the risk of bleeding
- Having a willingness to participate in any recommended post-treatment therapy to help facilitate the healing and recovery process
The goal with PRP injection shoulder treatment is to treat the underlying source of your shoulder-related soft tissue pain. What this could mean is less reliance on pain medication that may have potential side effects associated with long-term use. You may also respond better to physical therapy and other aspects of your treatment, pain management, or recovery plan.