The year 2016 marked the year Stephen Curry joined the crew of star athletes that chose PRP injections over cortisone injections. Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez, and Stephen Curry chose to have an injection of their own platelet rich plasma into their extremities.
The application can be used to treat acute injury or long term degenerative disease. The concentrated platelet rich plasma releases growth factors and cell mediators that have been shown to greatly promote the repair of damaged tissue. Studies demonstrate significant and almost linear improvements in knee injury and osteoarthritis outcome scores. These improvements include pain and symptom relief after knee movement and at rest. Many patients express a sustained and favorable outcome after 12 months of treatment.
On April 25th, 2016, the Warriors PR reported Stephen Curry sustained a Grade 1 MCL knee sprain and that he would be out for a minimum of two weeks. On May 4th 2016 Stephen had a PRP injection, and less then two weeks later, was back in game 3 of the playoffs.
PRP is not magic, it’s science. Dr. Moheimani is thrilled to announce that his PRP injections are available in his Mission Viejo office as well as Santa Ana, Long Beach, Downey, Rancho Cucamonga, and Corona.