Stephen Curry PRP

Platelet-Rich Plasma: The Hot New Healing Trend Used By Professional Athletes

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a natural substance within the body that provides numerous healing benefits. To attain PRP, blood is taken from the patient being treated, and then spun in a centrifuge until the PRP is separated from the red blood cells. The PRP is then administered back into patient’s “damaged tissue to enhance the natural pace of healing and regeneration.” [1] PRP therapy is far less invasive than surgery, and less time-consuming than post-surgical healing time and physical therapy.

That’s what makes this regenerative procedure so popular amongst professional athletes. In fact, there’s quite a long list of athletes that have used, or are currently using, PRP therapy. [2]

Another appeal to PRP therapy is that it can be used on a number of common sports injuries that, in the past, have tended to put players out of commission for some time. This includes…

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) tears
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Injuries to ligaments and muscles
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Acute and chronic tendon problems
  • Joint fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Neck pain
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Morton’s neuroma [3]


Here are some of the athletes who have had notorious success with PRP therapy...



Kobe Bryant


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In July of 2011, the famous NBA star travelled to Düsseldorf, Germany to receive regenerative therapy for his arthritic right knee. Apparently, Bryant even “recommended the treatment to Alex Rodriguez, which led the baseball star to undergo the same treatment on his knee late last year [2011].” Although Bryant doesn’t like to personally talk to the press about his injuries and treatments, Rodriguez says that Bryant “was really adamant about how great the procedure was for him,” Rodriguez told reporters.”I know that he was hurting before, almost even thinking about retirement, that’s how much pain he was under. And then he said after he went to Germany he felt like a 27-year-old again. I was still a little apprehensive about it and he kept staying on me about it.”[4]


Rafael Nadal


The famous tennis player had “aseven-month injury layoff, which started after he lost in the second round at Wimbledon in 2012.” Since receiving PRP therapy for his knee, he has won his 28th Masters 1000 title, and an Olympic Gold medal. [5]


Stephen Curry

One of the most recent athletes to use PRP therapy has been the Golden State Warriors own MVP- Stephen Curry. “Curry suffered his injury during Game 4 of the Warriors' opening-round series against the Houston Rockets, on April 24,” according to writer Dan Devine. Curry underwent PRP Therapy earlier this year, and is triumphantly back on the court. [6]


Alex Rodriguez


As previously mentioned, the now-retired Yankees player was inspired by his friend Kobe Bryant to receive PRP Therapy. After undergoing hip surgery, A-Rod completed“a total of five PRP therapy sessions, after which he reportedly felt great,” in order to help speed up the healing process, and return to the field quicker. In fact, the PRP therapy worked so well for him that he ended up coming back to play much sooner than the team’s doctor had anticipated him to. [7,8]


Rafael Furcal


After straining his oblique muscle while he was playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Furcal received PRP therapy for a strained oblique muscle. Furcal then injured his hamstring, which “threatened to force him out an additional month, that is until he underwent PRP therapy,” in which he was able to return to the field sooner than predicted.[9]


Inspired by Kobe?

There’s a reason why PRP therapy is becoming so popular amongst high-profile athletes. Their first priority is to get back to the field and perform as best as they can- PRP therapy helps them accomplish this quickly and efficiently.

Inspire others like Kobe Bryant has inspired his fellow athletes! Why replace when you could regenerate?



If you’re interested in learning more about this revolutionary procedure, call Regeneris Medical at 1-855-734-3678 to book your PRP consultation today.



















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