How PRP Therapy Helps With Chronic Joint Pain and Orthopedic Injuries

Our joints are what help move us through life, but anyone who has experienced joint pain knows that it can be frustrating and downright debilitating at times. Whether sustained acutely or over time, it is important to seek medical attention for your joint pain to get to the bottom of it and avoid further damage.

Rather than pursuing unhealthy and possibly ineffective methods to alleviate the discomfort, we offer minimally invasive options, such as PRP therapy. This treatment option seeks to resolve the underlying cause of the issue rather than masking it, leaving you with a sustainable solution for relief.

The good news is that while many chronic pain sufferers believe the only routes for treatment include anti-inflammatory and pain medication or invasive joint replacement surgeries, there are safer, less invasive alternatives that we can administer. Our treatments are designed to decrease joint pain and stiffness, delay further degradation, improve bodily function, and increase overall quality of life.

Chronic Pain

Chronic joint pain often comes as a result of degradation. Sometimes it occurs naturally with age, other times with overuse, such as in the repetitive motions used in certain jobs and by athletes.

The most common causes of chronic joint pain stem from:

  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Accidents (including car accidents)
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Being overweight
  • Autoimmune diseases (such as lupus)

Orthopedic Injuries

Orthopedic injuries include any type of injury to bones and joints. Typically, these injuries relating to the musculoskeletal system are a result of an accident or trauma to the body.

The most common types of orthopedic injuries include:

  • Stress fractures
  • Wrist fractures
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • ACL tears
  • Ankle/foot sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis

Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy

If you are suffering from chronic joint pain or have sustained an injury, it is extremely important to seek medical attention, as the condition may continually worsen due to inflammation and persistent wear and tear. At Optilux Wellness Center, we can diagnose the ailment by examining your joints and obtaining a history of your symptoms.

Specifically, we offer platelet-rich plasma or PRP injections. In this procedure, we will draw a small amount of your blood and place it in a centrifuge to isolate the platelet-rich plasma. This sequestered substance is rich in growth factors, proteins, and cytokines essential to healing. Therefore, the PRP can stimulate regeneration when injected into the ailing joint or joints. The procedure is quick and easy, usually only taking about 30 minutes with little to no downtime afterward. Even further, because it is derived from your own blood, there is zero chance of your body rejecting the PRP treatment.

Healthy joint function is crucial to maintaining a mobile, active, and happy life. Let us help you regain that. Call us now for a free consultation to learn more about prp therapy and see what possibilities lie ahead in your journey to finding pain relief.