Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is being tried as an alternative to surgery in rotator cuff injuries and tendon injuries. However, it is still in experimental stage and nothing can be said with certainty whether it is better than other conservative methods.
Since it may be some time before the pain goes, other therapies should be combined like deep breathing, yoga, and physiotherapy to help deal with the pain. Hope this helps. Take care!
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Dear Dr Mathur, Thank you for replying to my post. I am still experiencing quite a lot of pain four weeks post injection of PRP. I am seeing my surgeon today and after having a conversation with him on the phone,he thinks he will probably go ahead with arthroscopic repair instead. I would not recommend PRP treatment for everyone. I think I had a lot of pain due to the fact that my supraspinatus tendon had quite a large tear which probably would have required more injections. However, I am not willing to put up with the pain any more so i am hoping that the surgery will remedy the pain. As there is quite a lot of inflammation the suprasternal nerve has been affected and I have been experiencing jabbing pains down my left arm to the elbow. I have a lot of difficulty getting sleep and the surgeon has put me on Endone and Panadol for a few days until the surgery.