Why PRP Treatments May Be The Best For Your Bursitis

July 19, 2023Kolton Opdahl
Joint PainPlatelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

In today’s blog, we will break down why PRP treatments may be the best for your Bursitis. Bursitis is a common condition that affects the small, fluid-filled sacs called bursae. The Bursae cushions the bones, tendons, and muscles near your joints. When these sacs become inflamed, it can cause pain and stiffness. Thus limiting your range of motion and making it difficult to perform everyday activities. While there are various treatment options available for bursitis, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy has emerged as a promising and effective option in recent years.

In this blog post, we will take a closer look at what bursitis is, its causes and symptoms, and how PRP treatments can help alleviate the pain and inflammation associated with this condition.

What is Bursitis?

Bursitis is a condition that occurs when the bursae become inflamed. Bursae are small, fluid-filled sacs located throughout the body, especially near joints where tendons and muscles rub against bones. They function as cushions between the bones, tendons, and muscles to reduce friction and help them move smoothly. When the bursae become irritated or inflamed, they can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in the affected area.

Bursitis can affect any joint in the body. Most commonly, bursitis is found in the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle. The condition can be acute or chronic, with acute bursitis usually lasting a few days to a few weeks, while chronic bursitis can last several months or even years.

Why PRP Treatments May Be The Best For Your Bursitis

Causes and Symptoms of Bursitis

Bursitis can be caused by a variety of factors, including repetitive motions, overuse of a joint, injury, infection, or underlying conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or gout. People who perform activities that require repetitive motions or put pressure on their joints, such as athletes, musicians, and manual laborers, are at a higher risk of developing bursitis.

The symptoms of bursitis can vary depending on the affected joint, but common signs include pain, swelling, redness, stiffness, and limited range of motion. In severe cases, bursitis can cause a fever, and the skin over the affected area may become hot and inflamed.

Why PRP Treatments May Be The Best For Your Bursitis

PRP Treatment for Bursitis

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a regenerative medicine treatment that uses a patient’s own blood to promote healing and reduce inflammation. PRP therapy has been used to treat various conditions, including bursitis, with promising results.

During PRP therapy, a small sample of the patient’s blood is taken and spun in a centrifuge. This separates the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood components. The platelet-rich plasma, which contains growth factors and other healing proteins, is then injected into the affected area to promote tissue repair and reduce inflammation.

PRP therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed in a doctor’s office. The treatment usually takes less than an hour, and patients can typically return to their normal activities the same day.

Benefits of PRP Treatment for Bursitis

PRP therapy offers several benefits for patients with bursitis. First, it is a natural treatment that uses the patient’s own blood, reducing the risk of adverse reactions or complications. PRP therapy also promotes healing and tissue repair, which can help improve joint function and reduce pain and inflammation.

Studies have shown that PRP therapy can be effective in reducing pain and improving function in patients with bursitis. In one study, patients with chronic shoulder bursitis who received PRP therapy. They found these patients experienced significant improvements in pain, function, and range of motion compared to patients who received a placebo.


Bursitis can be a painful and debilitating condition that can affect your daily life. While there are various treatment options available, PRP therapy has emerged. Thanks for taking the time to read todays blog: why PRP treatments may be the best for your Bursitis.

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