How Does Platelet Rich Plasma Help Ballplayers Stay in the Game

With the start of another Major League Baseball season, one thing is certain: Not all of the players who took the field on opening day will be in the lineup come October. Why? The repetitive stress of throwing a baseball and swinging a bat every day causes injuries, especially among the more veteran (i.e. older) players.   The doctors and trainers of baseball players – especially those who are paid large salaries to be on the field every day – discovered a treatment about 10 years ago which speeds up the healing process. It is called platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy and it has been used for the rehab of many professional athletes, including NBA star Kobe Bryant, PGA golfer Tiger Woods and MLB player Alex Rodriquez. This therapy has also become popular for those non-professional, “weekend warrior” athletes who might over-do