Joint pain is a common complaint amongst patients, especially in those who have sustained an injury (whether acute or through repetitive motion) as well as in the elderly. At times, joint pain can result in a mild, conditional aching that comes and goes. Other times, conditions affecting the joints can be the cause of extreme pain and inflammation, interfering with an individual’s quality of life.
A person’s joint pain may stem from a number of different conditions, with the most common being:
- Rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases
- Strains, sprains, and other injuries
- Bone fractures
How Platelet-rich Plasma Injections Can Help
One of the most successful treatment options our facility offers is platelet-rich plasma therapy or PRP injections. PRP is a cutting-edge treatment that uses your own blood in order to facilitate healing within the body. It is especially beneficial in treating both acute and chronic pain, as well as a number of degenerative conditions, including those pertaining to the hip, knee, shoulder, and wrist joints.
What is particularly astonishing about these injections is that they are capable of addressing the root of the problem instead of simply masking your symptoms in the way that steroid injections or narcotics can. PRP is also much less invasive and painful than risky surgeries, which typically require extensive recovery periods.
Even further, the natural composition of the injection and the fact that it’s taken from the patient’s own body makes it extremely unlikely for them to suffer a negative reaction or serious side effects.
What to Expect
The process begins with a doctor drawing a small amount of blood, which he or she then puts through a centrifuge—a tool that’s used to separate the plasma. The patient’s skin is then prepped and numbed, and the PRP is injected into the damaged tissue surrounding the joint. Although your body already works to repair damaged tissue, when you have degraded or inflamed joints, your body may not be able to keep up.
However, because the injected substance is super-concentrated with proteins and growth factors, it has been shown to have a profound effect on regrowing damaged tissue and subduing inflammation. This often results in pain-free mobility and even the potential to lessen joint damage as time goes on.
As previously mentioned, the procedure is minimally invasive, involves little to no downtime, and is derived from all-natural, biologically compatible ingredients. Treatments are typically fast-acting as well, with some patients finding relief within a few weeks and a more significant reduction in pain and swelling over the next six months.
Oftentimes, patients have sustained relief, even after undergoing only one treatment. While each individual and situation is unique, most men and women need a series of PRP injections to achieve the optimal level of improvement for them.
Contact Us Today
Alleviate the dysfunction and pain caused by your joint conditions today and get back to doing the things you enjoy. Contact the professionals at Tennessee Health and Wellness for a complimentary consultation and see if PRP treatments for joint pain are right for you.