Internal Medicine & Hospital Medicine & Post-Acute Care located in Carmichael, CA


PRP services offered in Carmichael, CA

When pain from arthritis or a soft tissue tear isn’t going away, you may be a candidate for platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. At Ample Health, customized PRP therapy plans are available to treat tendon tears, chronic inflammation, and arthritis. Board-certified internist Dheeraj Kamra, MD, and the medical team provide diagnostic evaluations to determine if PRP therapy is an option for you and personalize a treatment plan to your unique needs. Call the Carmichael, California, office to schedule a PRP consultation or book an appointment online today. 


What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a substance that occurs naturally in your body and contains essential growth factors that support new cell production.

Ample Health offers PRP injections to help you fully heal from injuries from the inside out. The team has extensive experience safely treating a wide range of conditions using PRP from your own blood.

PRP therapy is minimally invasive and can help you reduce your reliance on pain-relieving medications. Because treatment addresses the root cause of your pain by healing damaged tissue, your results are long-lasting.

Am I a candidate for PRP therapy?

You might be a candidate for the PRP therapy services available at Ample Health if you have persistent pain or mobility issues due to:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon tears
  • Muscle sprains
  • Ligament strains

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation if you have persistent pain or other symptoms of these conditions that you can’t manage with home care and over-the-counter medications. 

After completing a physical exam, the team determines if you’re a candidate for PRP therapy. They may also order diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of your pain to ensure PRP therapy is the right treatment option.

How does PRP work?

PRP therapy involves injections of high concentrations of PRP into areas of injury to heal damaged tissues and support new cell growth. This therapy can also reduce tissue inflammation to increase mobility and comfort.

During your appointment at Ample Health, the team first draws a sample of your blood to get the PRP needed for your treatment. They prepare the sample in a centrifuge, a quick-spinning device that separates blood platelets from other materials.

The resulting high concentration of PRP is what your provider injects into your soft tissues or joints. The team relies on imaging technology to guide the needle into a precise location inside your body to maximize your treatment outcome.

You likely won’t see immediate results of the treatment because it takes time for new cells to grow and repair the damaged tissue. However, people notice a difference in their pain within a few weeks of treatment as inflammation decreases and tissues begin healing.

Call the Ample Health office to schedule a PRP consultation or book an appointment online today.