If you’re bothered by joint pain, you’re in good company. About 24% of adults in the United States live with arthritis, and millions of Americans deal with joint problems from conditions like knee injuries.
If common strategies such as rest and pain medications haven’t cut it for you or you’d prefer a non-medication-based treatment, you may want to consider platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
Our expert team at Northland Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri, is pleased to offer this minimally invasive treatment for a range of joint problems.
Take a few minutes to learn more about PRP therapy, including whether or not it may be a smart choice for you.
PRP therapy uses small amounts of your own blood to accelerate healing in your body. Once your blood has been drawn, our team processes it to isolate the platelet-rich parts, then injects the PRP into the treatment area.
Because platelets play a necessary role in healing functions, platelet-rich blood becomes a form of natural medicine.
While you may experience benefits from a single PRP treatment, some people experience the most relief from a series of injections. Your provider will help determine your ideal treatment plan.
PRP therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions linked with joint pain, such as:
We may also recommend PRP therapy for stronger healing after a surgery, such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction or rotator cuff repair.
By stimulating your body’s natural healing processes, you can expect numerous benefits from PRP therapy. While individual results vary, you may find that PRP therapy brings:
Many people also appreciate that PRP therapy requires a short, in-office appointment and brings results quickly. And while results appear within 4-6 weeks, you may find that improvements continue for up to 9 months.
PRP therapy is also safer than other treatments, given that it uses your own blood. You won’t have to worry about the potential side effects of surgery or medications.
To learn more about PRP therapy for joint pain or to get the care you need, call Northland Orthopedic & Sports Medicine or request a virtual appointment through our website today.