Relieve Pain and Achieve your Optimal Quality of Life

PRP therapy for pain management requires the extraction of a small amount of your blood. This is then placed (in a specialised syringe) in a centrifuge machine. The blood is spun at high speed which separates the different components from one another (red blood cells and plasma).

The plasma contains high levels of growth factors which are used in the regeneration phase of tissue healing. This concentrated plasma is then re-injected into the knee joint resulting in a natural healing response.

Furthermore, the re-introduced plasma has additional anti-inflammatory properties, which makes the PRP for pain management treatment effectively reduce the pain and symptoms associated with osteoarthritis.

Treatment cost

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Treatment Summary at a glance

Procedure Time

30 mins

Recommended No. of Treatments

One – Three



Side Effects:

Minor pain at injection site


Pain free joints

Duration of results:

Between a few months and a lifetime

Back to Work:

Within two days

Full Recovery:

Within two weeks

What conditions and injuries can be treated with PRP for pain management?

Knee Pain

There can be many causes of knee pain as your knee is the largest joint in the body. If you have any knee pain that has been ongoing for weeks or months, book a consultation with Dr SW Clinics and we will get you a speedy diagnosis.


Knee Bursitis

This condition can cause pain and swelling as well as a fluid-filled sac which forms just under the skin next to the knee.


Bakers Cyst

This condition is a swelling at the back of the knee. It is often associated with pain and a restriction in bending the knee. If you notice any swelling or pain at the back of the knee, you may have a baker’s cyst.


Meniscal Tears

This is a common condition, particularly in those who participate in impact sports e.g., running, football and tennis. If you have pain, swelling, locking or catching of the knee, you may have a meniscal tear.


Patella Tendinopathy

This is the result of an overuse injury which can cause pain and tenderness in the tendons at the front of the knee. If you have pain just below the kneecap and after prolonged periods of rest that is worse after activity, you may have patella tendinopathy.

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At your consultation, your consultant will be able to tell you if you are suitable for PRP therapy for pain management. We may need an MRI or X-ray to confirm next steps.

The PRP for pain management treatment is relatively pain free in itself. Your harvesting site will be numbed with local anaesthetic. If you’re in any pain post-procedure, you will be discharged with pain relief.

Regenerative cell therapy takes between 1-2 hours. The PRP for pain management injections take no more than 20 minutes per joint.

All procedures are carried out under local anaesthetic so within one and three hours of your procedure, patients are typically discharged. All patients should have a chaperone (friend, family member or carer) to collect them after their procedure and remain with them on their journey home.
You are likely to feel mild pain in the joint for two to three days, however the pain can be managed with regular strength painkillers.
Post procedure, you should refrain from strenuous activity for at least two weeks.

Patients can feel immediate pain-relief. If this is not the case, do not worry, effects may take some days to come through. Research has found it could take between 3-5 days to start feeling the effects of the PRP therapy for pain management treatment.

Depending on the joint issue you present with, there may be a couple of ways to diagnose your pain and thereby find you a lasting solution.

Firstly, you will have a telephone consultation with one of our highly trained patient advisors. This patient advisor will ask you a series of pre-assessment questions to better understand your personal needs.

You will then be invited for a consultation with one of our leading experts. To better gain an understanding of the problem, the Consultant may suggest you receive an x-ray or an MRI.

What is an x-ray?
A diagnostic test that can help identify what issues are causing the pain.

What is an MRI?
A diagnostic test using a magnetic field and radio waves for a detailed image of both joint and soft tissue.

What is an ultrasound?
Typically a handheld device that provides an on the spot image of the soft tissue.

Once we’ve received the results of your diagnostic tests, our team will be able to advise you on next best steps to get you pain free.

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