Pulsed Radiofrequency (PRF)

Controlling pain using radio waves targeting pain right to the problematic and specific nerve 

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What is pulsed radiofrequency (PRF)?

It is a treatment that uses radio waves to control pain.  A rapidly-changing electrical current is applied using a needle to a specific nerve which is causing problems.  This causes changes to the nerve which can provide pain relief by preventing pain signals from reaching the spinal cord.  Other signals from this nerve are not blocked. 

What are the benefits?

PRF treatment can give long lasting pain relief for between three to 18 months but everyone experiences the effects in different ways. 

Common risks

  • Bruise or tenderness at the site of injection.
  • An increase in your pain – this should only last a few days. 

What are the risks?

Overall PRF injections are very safe and serious side-effects or complications are rare.  However, like all injection procedures there are some risks.


Rare risks

  • No improvement in pain.
  • Prolonged increase in pain after the procedure.
  • Bleeding.
  • Infection.
  • Injury to nerves – either temporary or permanent.
  • Anaphylaxis – severe allergic reaction to drugs. 


Conditions treated by PRF:


Morton Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma is a painful foot condition that affects one of the nerves between the toes.

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Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain and irritation around the outside of the elbow.

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a condition that causes pain on the underside of the heel and the bottom of the foot.

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Golfer Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Golfer’s Elbow is a condition that causes pain and irritation on the inside of the elbow.

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Professional Care.

Dr. Ralph Rogers MD PhD MBA and CEO of RRMG is a Consultant in Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine who uses his wealth of experience to effectively tackle chronic pain and acute discomfort with innovative Regenerative Medicine treatments.

His impressive resume includes global qualifications gained at some of the finest institutions in the world. A degree in Psychology at the University of Delaware was followed by medical training at the University of Leuven in Europe, and further qualifications gained at the University of Maryland, the Free University of Brussels and the University of Leicester – including a Master’s of Science (MSc) in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging and a PhD in Exercise Physiology.

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