Can PRP Help My Arthritic Joints?

About 15 million Americans suffer from arthritic joint pain every year, averaging one out of four people. Not only can arthritis be painful, but it can interfere with the movement of your joints. If you’re looking for a non-invasive, natural approach to healing your body, you should consider platelet-rich plasma (PRP). 

At Gain Wellness, our team of professionals works closely with you to help relieve your pain and get your body moving again. We offer PRP therapy, which is a regenerative medicine that uses your body’s cells to treat your damaged tissues, ligaments, and muscles.

How PRP works

When you visit us for a consultation, we'll take a closer look at your arthritic joints. We'll listen to you and ask questions about your pain level, as well as any inhibited movement you may be experiencing.

Once we identify and determine the source of your pain, we may recommend PRP therapy, which aids in the repair of musculoskeletal diseases, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and tension neck syndrome. We'll also explain the process of the procedure so you know what to expect.

To perform PRP therapy, we withdraw a small amount of your blood and spin it at high speeds in a centrifuge to separate your platelets from your red blood cells. We then collect your high concentration level of platelets and inject them into the area needing treatment to stimulate healing. In some cases, we use an imaging method to make sure we directly treat your source of pain. 

The benefits of PRP

There are many advantages of PRP therapy, including:

Helps arthritic joints

PRP therapy has been found to help patients with osteoarthritis, especially if you suffer from pain in your knees, back, hands, and hips. The treatment can take away your inflammation, create natural fluid in your joints to help them move easier, reduce your pain, and even promote the growth of new cartilage in some cases. 

Minimal risk for side effects

In many cases, when using other types of injections, you could experience an allergic reaction. But with PRP therapy, you rarely have side effects because the treatment involves using your body’s very own substance.

Procedure and recovery

The procedure only takes an hour, and as the injections begin to stimulate healing, you might notice the repair of your damaged area occurs rather quickly. PRP is also a long-term solution, unlike cortisone, which gives relief very fast but for a short amount of time.

To learn more about PRP therapy and how it can help your arthritic joint pain, call our office in Poway, California, at 858-216-2129 or request your appointment online today. We look forward to helping you feel better!

Author
Dr. Mandeep Walia-Bhatia, DC, AFMCP Dr. Mandeep Walia-Bhatia, DC, AFMCP, is the founder of Gain Wellness Center in Poway, California. At the integrated medical practice, one of Dr. Walia's, greatest goals, as a health care provider, is to provide her practice members with alternative, but healthy and safe choices that will enhance their health and well-being. She likes to motivate and educate her practice members to take charge of their health by providing them with evidence-based information so that they can make informed decisions regarding their own personal health and take control of their health. Dr. Walia was born in India and raised in Canada before moving to San Diego. She attended McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada for her Master of Science degree with specialties in Biology and Physiology. She had various publications in research articles during her time at McMaster University funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. She has three kids and enjoys cooking, hiking and going to the beach with her family.

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