Don't let joint pain slow you down this summer. With new innovations in regenerative therapy and biologics, there are more options available now for joint pain.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is getting a lot of attention in healthcare, with promising results. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a non-surgical regenerative treatment that uses a high concentration of platelets and plasma to treat joint pain in the hips or knees.
Receiving PRP therapy is a quick office visit. With PRP, your platelets are separated from other blood cells and injected into the injury site. The growth factors in platelets play an essential role in the healing process. PRP is 5-10 times stronger than regular blood alone due to its concentration of platelets and growth factors.1
Let's discuss the benefits of PRP therapy:
- Pain and stiffness in the joints are greatly reduced with PRP injections. Platelets reduce inflammation in joints and repair damaged tissue. A PRP treatment provides fast, safe, and effective healing for those suffering from arthritis or joint pain.2
- Minimal side effects with Platelet Rich Plasma Injections. They are safe and minimally invasive. You are not at risk of allergic reactions or rejection as the blood is taken from your body and does not introduce a foreign substance.
- No significant downtime is one of the advantages of PRP being minimally invasive. It is possible to experience some minor soreness in the hips or knees for a few weeks following the procedure. As a result, the patient heals faster and returns to normal activities more quickly.3
- Heal sports injuries in record time using PRP therapy. If your joint pain is from a sports injury or trauma, there is no better way to heal the ligaments, muscles, and soft tissue surrounding your hip or knee joint than with PRP. Most patients experience the benefits of PRP just weeks after their first injection.
PRP is a safe treatment option that promotes tissue regeneration, ligament, and joint healing. If hip or knee pain significantly affects your everyday life, PRP therapy may provide significant pain relief and improved mobility.
AUTHOR: Natham Hammel, MD is a board-certified fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement in Southern California, serving the Greater San Diego area.