Detailed guides to painful problems, treatments & more

Blood therapy, anyone? 

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
Get posts in your inbox:
Weekly nuggets of pain science news and insight, usually 100-300 words, with the occasional longer post. The blog is the “director’s commentary” on the core content of a library of major articles and books about common painful problems and popular treatments. See the blog archives or updates for the whole site.

New article about platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection! And the first completely new content in a while. PRP is my most requested topic of the last year, so I’ve finally written an article about it, which I hope is now your go-to link for some sassy, referenced PRP negativity. The conclusion was more or less inevitable, but I pried my mind open on the topic for a while before letting it snap shut again.

“Cynics can stop reading here. You know this doesn’t end well.”

“There’s lots of stuff inside of me that I do not want to be extracted, concentrated, and returned!”

“You could probably talk people into drinking a platelet smoothie if you told them it would ‘regenerate' them.”

And so on. I had fun with this one.