Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an alternative treatment option for those suffering from knee pain who are looking to avoid knee replacement surgery. PRP therapy is a non-surgical procedure that uses a person’s own blood to promote healing and reduce inflammation in the knee joint.
The procedure begins with a simple blood draw, from which the patient’s plasma is separated and concentrated. The concentrated plasma, which is rich in platelets and growth factors, is then injected directly into the knee joint. The platelets and growth factors in the plasma stimulate the body’s natural healing response, promoting the growth of new tissue and reducing inflammation.
Why Choose PRP Therapy?
One of the main advantages of PRP therapy is that it is a minimally invasive procedure that does not involve the use of artificial implants or replacement parts. This means that there is less risk of complications or adverse reactions, and recovery time is typically much shorter than with traditional surgical options.
PRP therapy can be particularly effective for those suffering from knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, a degenerative condition that affects the cartilage in the knee joint. The growth factors in the plasma can help to promote the growth of new cartilage, reducing pain and improving mobility.
PRP therapy can also be combined with other forms of treatment such as physical therapy and lifestyle changes such as exercise, weight management and nutritional support, to achieve a comprehensive pain management solution.
At Pain and Wellness Institute, our doctor will evaluate your condition, and provide a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs.
PRP therapy is a promising alternative for those suffering from knee pain and looking to avoid knee replacement surgery. Its non-invasive nature and ability to promote the body’s natural healing response make it an attractive option for many patients.
Call our office to schedule a free consultation to find out of PRP therapy is right for you.