Post-Procedure PRP Handout
(Rest & recovery – 7 days)
Only light stretching and walking for 2-3 days
No anti-inflammatory medications/treatments for the remainder of the treatment
Contrast hydrotherapy – 20 minutes cold/20 minutes’ hot pack/20 minutes ice (always end in ice) – 2-3x daily for 1 week
Keep the joint moving with gentle range of motion movements.
Light exercise 1 week post treatment
Moderate exercise 2 weeks post treatment
Full exercise 3 weeks post treatment (test out the joint)
Nutrition! Eat a balanced diet. No alcohol (at least 7 days) and no smoking!
What to expect after treatment:
Fullness feeling of the joint space.
Mild aches/stiffness are very normal reactions and should subside within 1-3 days
If any severe swelling, burning pains, local redness or heat, or signs of infection (fever, malaise) – please contact Spark Health immediately. If you believe this may be a medical emergency, please head straight to the emergency room.
Track the progress of the joint – (pain, range of motion, stability, performance, etc)
Follow up 4 weeks post treatment to assess the structure and function, if needed another treatment of injections.
Typically 3-5 treatments are needed to provide optimal healing and return to optimal function of the joint.
Suggested supplementation for optimal healing
IV Nutrient Therapies – Revive IV Bag. Flood the metabolic system with the essential cofactors and nutrients to promote optimal healing.
Vitamin C 1,000mg/day
Zinc 30mg once daily with food