Is chronic joint pain stopping you from living your best life? Whether it’s your knee, hip, shoulder, or another joint, the pain can affect every aspect of your daily life, from work to family to recreation. Being restricted and unable to move freely is no way to go through life. Luckily there is a non-surgical, non-invasive therapy that can help many people who have chronic joint pain.
Different joint conditions can cause different types of pain, such as:
Sprained or strained joints: If you’ve strained or sprained your knee, ankle, or other joint, likely the tendons and/or ligaments around the joint have been injured, leading to severe pain within and around the joint itself.
Worn or torn cartilage: The cartilage acts as a protective layer between the bones of the joint, and as this wears over time, or gets injured suddenly, that can cause intense pain and an unpleasant bone-on-bone sensation.
Inflammation: Conditions such as tendinitis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and bursitis can all cause inflammation within and around the joints, which leads to nerve pain.
Degenerative diseases: Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage to break down over time, removing the protective cushioning between the bones and causing immense pain with a bone-on-bone sensation.
How Does PRP Work?
The good news is that platelet-rich plasma therapy is available at Affiliated Healthcare Centers for many of these and other conditions. PRP helps enhance the body’s natural healing response to encourage the recovery process exactly where it is needed, offering lasting pain relief in many cases.
Our goal is to isolate the exact cause of your pain and treat that, rather than mask it with drugs, or go the route of invasive, risky, and expensive surgery. If the tendon, ligament, cartilage, etc., is no longer torn or injured, then it doesn’t hurt anymore, does it?
The first step of PRP is to take a small sample of the patient’s blood in our office and process it in a machine called a centrifuge. All this does is spin the blood at high speed, which results in the plasma separating from the red blood cells. This concentrated serum is rich in growth factors and many other elements that the body uses during healing.
This potent serum is then injected into the pained joint, where it works with the body’s natural healing response to encourage, enhance and speed recovery through cellular communication and stimulation.
The body is allowed to do what it does best – repairing the damage at a cellular level, getting rid of damaged tissue, and growing new, healthy material in its place.
At Affiliated Healthcare Centers, we offer platelet-rich plasma to aid in relieving joint pain for patients who have pain in their:
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To learn more about our PRP treatments to address chronic knee pain at the source, call us today at (305) 666-8883 to schedule an appointment.