PRP Therapy

PRP Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma is a cutting-edge type of regenerative medicine.

PRP is a cutting-edge type of regenerative medicine that uses your body’s growth factors or platelets to ease swelling, improve circulation, and promote healing.

PRP Therapy

PRP Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma is a cutting-edge type of regenerative medicine.

PRP is a cutting-edge type of regenerative medicine that uses your body’s growth factors or platelets to ease swelling, improve circulation, and promote healing.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

An orthobiologic solution for treating arthritis pain as well as ligament or tendon injuries when traditional methods have failed.

In recent years, doctors have learned that the body has the ability to heal itself. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that can harness those abilities and amplify the natural growth factors your body uses to heal tissue.

What if the secret to pain relief was already in your body?

As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Daniel Caputo, understands that your body already has the tools to repair itself and sometimes, it just needs a boost to help facilitate the healing process. Dr. Daniel offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy at his office in Kailua-kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. PRP therapy uses the platelet-rich plasma in your blood to heal damaged tissues and relieve pain.

What is PRP therapy?

PRP therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that harnesses the platelet-rich plasma in your blood to heal damaged tissues. Plasma itself helps circulate red blood cells and white blood cells throughout the body, while platelets carry transforming growth factor (TGF) to stimulate new cell growth.

When injected back into the injured site, PRP therapy reduces pain and stimulates tissue repair without addictive medications or surgery. It’s most often used to treat advanced chronic pain, joint degeneration, sports injuries, and debilitating injuries.

Platelet-rich plasma has been found to significantly raise the healing process. Using PRP injection therapy is becoming more common for shoulder pain caused by rotator cuff tears, for Achilles tendon ruptures, and for other soft-tissue injuries 

Advantages of PRP therapy include:

  • Increasing recovery time
  • Does not require the use of anesthesia or hospital stays
  • Non-surgical so no risks of surgery

  • The patient’s own blood is used lessening any risk of transmissible diseases or allergies

  • PRP therapy has been found on both ultrasound and MRI images to show definitive tissue repair confirming the healing process.

Common conditions treated by Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy are:

  • Chronic pain

  • Chronic tendonitis

  • Golfer’s elbow / Tennis elbow

  • Meniscus injury of the knee

  • Rotator cuff tendonitis/bursitis

  • Arthritic hip/knee/ankle/shoulder conditions

Dr. Daniel Caputo N.D., L.Ac. - Member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Dr. Daniel Caputo N.D., L.Ac.

Providing naturopathic medicine & natural therapies for Big Island residents and visitors since 2009

Dr. Daniel Caputo N.D., L.Ac. is an experienced, licensed, and registered Doctor of Naturopathy and Acupuncture dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives by combining skill and expertise that spans the entire wellness spectrum of well-being using the core principles of naturopathy.

Prioritize your health with a personalized health assessment.

Your health and wellness is of utmost importance to us! Due to COVID-19, Dr. Caputo is now also offering Phone or Virtual Consultations for new and existing patients, and for follow up appointments, along with in-person consultations at the Kailua-Kona clinic for your comfort and safety. Just let us know your preference when you fill out the form or call (808) 895-3097 to schedule your consultation.
Thank you for your message. It has been sent.
There was an error trying to send your message. Please try again later.