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How Can PRP Treatments Help With Joint Pain?

While joint pain can be caused by a number of different ailments, injuries, and conditions, the simple truth is, when you repair the damage to the joint that is causing the pain, the pain goes away.

Where traditional medicine often focuses on managing the symptoms and the joint pain that comes with your condition, at Affinity Integrated Healthcare, we focus on resolving the underlying issue with advanced treatments that harness the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Some of the joint conditions and injuries treated at Affinity Integrated Healthcare include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Torn ACL
  • Torn rotator cuff
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • And more

PRP For Joint Pain

There is damage to the joint at the cellular level. Whether it is a tendon, muscle, bone, or other soft tissue that is “out of sorts,” the inflammation, pain, and other symptoms are being caused by damage that was done to the cells.

Taking painkillers only masks that pain; it doesn’t do anything to address what the pain is signaling, which is a problem within the body.

PRP for Joint Pain Lake Forest, ILOn the other hand, the goal of PRP is to help the body to heal itself faster. That’s what our systems were made to do, and they’ve been doing just that since before each of us were even born.

By extracting a small sample of the patient’s blood and processing it in a centrifuge, the blood separates into different parts, and the plasma is able to be isolated and injected into the painful joint.

This concentrated serum is full of potent healing components, like cytokines, growth factors, and other proteins the body needs to both trigger and use within the healing process. In fact, this serum (the platelet-rich plasma) is up to 5-10 times as potent as the blood that is already in the area.

The procedure is minimally invasive, virtually painless, and most patients are out and back to their normal routines immediately afterward. The healing will continue long after you leave, and results can be immediate and build for weeks or even months to come.

You don’t have to go down the route of lifelong prescription painkillers and joint replacement surgery. There are natural options, and at our multidisciplinary pain clinic, we can design a treatment plan for you to address your specific needs and goals. This may include other treatments such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, laser therapy, and others.

Find out if PRP treatments can help with your joint pain by reaching out to our caring clinic staff today.