Muscle Strains

Muscle strains are a very common source of pain and dysfunction, particularly amongst athletes. However, muscles are rich in blood supply and generally heal better than ligaments. Clinical studies have shown that therapy with growth factors from platelets can reduce the recovery time considerably in both acute and chronic muscle strains. Several cytokines contained in platelet growth factors have a positive effect on muscle healing. The accelerated anti-inflammatory effect of cytokines and stimulatory mechanisms that promote neovascularization by growth factors are noted in muscle treated with platelet growth factors. Thus EnPLAFTM therapies allow for faster healing, reduced risk, and a more prompt return to normal activities.