Chronic joint pain can significantly impact one’s daily life, making it difficult to complete even the most basic tasks.
Fortunately, there is a non-surgical, non-invasive therapy that can help relieve chronic joint pain, known as platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP).
Here are common causes of joint pain, and how PRP can be used to treat them.
Common Causes of Joint Pain
Sprained or strained joints: If you have sprained or strained your knee, ankle, or any other joint, the tendons and/or ligaments surrounding the joint have been injured, leading to severe pain within and around the joint.
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, it 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.
PRP Treatments for Joint Pain
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. At Advanced Spinal Care & Rehab, our goal is to isolate the exact cause of your pain and treat it, rather than mask it with drugs or go the route of invasive, risky, and expensive surgery.
The first step in PRP is to take a small sample of the patient’s blood in our office and process it in a machine called a centrifuge. This spins the blood at a high speed, resulting 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.
Platelet-rich plasma aids in relieving all types of joint pain including:
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
- Elbow pain
- Hip pain
- Ankle pain
- Wrist pain
If you are struggling with chronic joint pain, contact Advanced Spinal Care & Rehab today at (651) 490-1507 to schedule a free consultation to find out more about how we use PRP to relieve chronic joint pain.