Patients who suffer from chronic knee pain may consider platelet-rich plasma injections to reduce their symptoms and relieve their pain. PRP therapy is a natural alternative to risky and invasive surgeries.
PRP works by increasing the production of growth factors that aid in healing blood vessel injuries and targeting cartilage regeneration which can accelerate the natural healing process.
Common causes of knee pain:
- Wear and tare
- Knee bursitis
- Torn meniscus
- Excess weight
- Damaged Cartilage
- Sprains and strains
- Inflammation due to injury
- And more
The Process of Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment
Platelet-Rich Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood that is composed of water, thrombocytes, and protein, it aids in clotting the blood and natural healing.
When PRP is administered into the affected area of the knee, it increases the release of growth factors targeting cartilage regeneration by encouraging the body’s natural process of healing.
Platelet-rich plasma treatments consist of drawing a small portion of your blood and then placing the sample into a machine called a centrifuge.
The machine spins the blood at high-speed causing the separation of its components. These components break down into 3 layers; plasma, red and white blood cells, and platelets.
The platelet-rich plasma is extracted from the sample and injected directly into the affected area. A local anesthetic may be used to numb the area before the injections. The full process takes less than an hour with most patients reporting little to no discomfort.
Platelet-rich plasma treatments have been used to treat many different conditions that can cause chronic pain.
These conditions include:
PRP therapy is safe, minimally invasive, and natural alternative to pain killers and surgery. Because the plasma comes from your own body, there is virtually no risk of allergic reactions, infections, or rejection of the plasma.
Many patients have reported, quick recovery periods, a significant reduction or depletion of pain within six-to-twelve weeks after their first injection, and are experiencing long term results.
If you or a loved one experience chronic knee pain and have been told that your only option is surgery, please contact our office today to discuss your alternatives.