Hi there, it’s Dr. Grant Pagdin. I wanted to address a question that we sometimes get asked after PRP treatments, and that is are there any limits to my exercise or my activities? For instance, if I had a treatment of PRP to the face or the scalp would it be safe to go out in the sun? And if I had an injection of PRP to a tendon or ligament or into a joint, what can I do in terms of exercise? So in terms of the cosmetic treatments for the face and the scalp, no restrictions going into the sun, the only restriction would be, we ask you not to wash the area for 24 hours. If you are going to be getting a little bit sweaty, just don’t shampoo your hair or wash your face, just let the platelets sink in and do their job for 24 hours.
With regard to the orthopedic injections, say for joints or for other soft tissues, there are some restrictions with exercise. I specifically ask my patients not to be doing high impact activities like running and jumping, or striking a ball with a bat, or hitting a golf ball with a golf club, or chopping wood. Those kinds of impact activities could interfere with the platelets a they are fairly delicate. The platelets can survive in the area that we inject them for up to seven days, so this restriction against high impact is really just for the target joint, and just for seven days after an injection of PRP.
For further information on PRP treatments for sports injuries please give my office a call all today at 250-717-3200.
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