How Can PRP Injections Help with Joint Pain?
As we age, our bodies experience natural wear and tear that sometimes leads to joint pain. Unfortunately, over-the-counter pain relievers are temporary solutions and come with adverse side effects when used too frequently. Now, Restore Health AZ is proud to help offer relief in the form of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. This state-of-the-art treatment addresses the root cause of joint pain and helps promote healing from within.
Dr. Neil Morris can provide more information about PRP and how it works during a consultation in Mesa, AZ. Call now to see why so many patients choose PRP therapy over traditional pain management options.
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an essential component of our blood. It contains a high concentration of platelets and growth factors. Platelets are important for clotting, while growth factors stimulate tissue repair and regeneration. PRP injections harness the power of these components to accelerate healing properties in the body. Many people who have undergone PRP therapy often report significant improvements for a wide range of health issues.
How does PRP help with joint pain?
Joint pain is often caused by inflammation that results from a previous injury or underlying conditions such as arthritis. Though most people turn to medications or invasive surgery to address these issues, PRP therapy takes a different approach.
By injecting concentrated platelets and growth factors directly into the affected area, PRP reduces inflammation and promotes the healing of damaged tissue. Restore Health AZ helps provide long-term relief without the negative side effects associated with other treatments.
However, it's important to note that PRP is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Results vary depending on the severity of the joint condition and your overall health. For personalized advice on whether platelet-rich plasma can help meet your unique needs, consult with a trusted healthcare professional in Mesa, AZ, such as Dr. Morris.
How does Dr. Morris administer PRP injections?
Dr. Morris begins PRP treatment by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm, like a routine blood test. Our team only takes a few tablespoons, so this part is quick and virtually painless. We then spin the blood in a special centrifuge to separate the platelets and prepare them for injection. Once the PRP is ready, Dr. Morris will administer it to the affected joint or area of pain. The process takes about 20 minutes and requires little to no downtime afterward.
What are the benefits of PRP therapy?
PRP therapy is a minimally invasive and drug-free treatment with many benefits, including:
- Long-term pain relief
- Improved joint function and mobility
- Faster recovery time compared to surgery
- Reduced reliance on medication for pain management
- Minimal risk of negative side effects or complications
In addition, platelet-rich plasma can be used alongside other treatments to enhance their effectiveness. For example, combining PRP with physical therapy can provide even greater results.
Find relief from joint pain
We understand that any form of joint pain can be physically and emotionally taxing, but now there is hope for relief. PRP injections are a promising way to improve joint function and alleviate pain. If you're interested in exploring PRP therapy for pain management, contact Restore Health AZ, located in Mesa, AZ, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Neil Morris today.