After PRP Injections, you will be monitored for few minutes or up to 30 minutes to insure you can safely be released.
Make sure to keep the area clean, dry and leave the bandage on for 12-24 hours. You can shower but be sure to change the bandage if the area gets wet.
Swelling and bruising is common for 3-7 days after. Avoid using ice on the area. The swelling in the area is good and helps with healing.
Medications that were stopped prior to PRP injections may be resumed 2 weeks after.
Tylenol or tramadol can be used for pain as needed but do not exceed 3,000 mg a day.
Smoking and alcoholic beverages should be avoided for a week, caffeine should be limited.
PRP injections do not provide instant relief like a cortisone injection, they take time to work and there may be increased pain at the injection site; this is expected due to the healing process being restarted.