PRP Therapy for Joint Pain Relief

If you are a long-time sufferer of shoulder, knee, wrist, or other joint pain, you may feel like surgery or prescription medications are your only hope for relief. However, there is a natural, non-surgical option available to relieve the persistent pain and actually heal its source.

The first step to fixing the source of the pain is identifying it. Many factors may contribute to your joint pain, such as injury to the joint or surrounding muscles, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis may also be a factor and are fairly common in most cases.

Often when damage has been done to the tissue surrounding a joint, we see a loss of cartilage that cushions the joint. Over time, this may worsen, causing extreme pain and discomfort and, in many situations, restricting simple movements, which can severely limit or even halt the activities vital to your lifestyle.

While traditional medicine can offer ways to relieve the pain you may be experiencing through medications, its primary focus is to make day-to-day activities bearable. Although surgery is typically suggested to fix the issue, it is not without drawbacks, such as lengthy downtimes, possible side effects, and it may not actually solve the problem.

The risks that medications and surgery pose hardly seem worth it when you consider that neither is designed to undo the damage done to the tissue that is causing the joint pain in the first place. PRP Therapy, however, is a non-surgical solution for joint pain.

Joint Pain Relief with Platelet-rich Plasma Injections

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) injections use properties from your own blood to boost healing and repair injured joints. A small blood sample is drawn and spun in a centrifuge, which separates the plasma from the rest of the sample, creating a serum that contains high concentrations of growth factors and cytokines. The serum is then injected into the injured areas boosting your body’s innate ability to restore tissue damage.

If you would like to know more about how prp therapy can help not only relieve your joint pain but repair the source, call our office today to schedule your appointment and make the first step to living a pain-free life.