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PRP Injections: An Effective Knee Pain Treatment

Written By Dr. Jay Brodwyn & Associates on July 4, 2018

Knee pain is traditionally treated with anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, or surgery.

But did you know that recent studies have highlighted PRP injections as an effective way to treat knee pain through the body’s own natural healing regenerative powers?

For example, osteoarthritis (OA) is something that plagues many people, including athletes. This can cause excruciating knee pain.

However, researchers have found that PRP injections can significantly improve OA of the knee. The study demonstrated how patients enjoyed a reduction in their pain as well as continuous physical improvement at various follow-up appointments.

What Are PRP Injections?

As shown, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections can treat knee pain caused by OA, but it’s also effective on a variety of other conditions, including chronic pain from injury or inflammation, joint pain, sports injuries, joint degeneration, torn ligaments, and tendon injuries.

How do PRP injections work for knee pain?

By utilizing the natural regenerative healing powers your body naturally has in its blood. The platelets found in your blood boast growth factors that help cells form connective tissue. So by injecting your own enriched platelets into an area that’s injured, it helps your body grow these new tissues, healing damage that has been caused.

When you’re injured, your body automatically sends platelets to the area, along with white blood cells. However, if the injury happened a while ago or it hasn’t healed well, PRP injections can add to and boost this natural process, because this process increases your regenerative powers from 6% to 94%!

Will This Knee Pain Treatment Work for You?

If you’ve been struggling with your knee pain for a while or it doesn’t seem to be easing, PRP injections may be exactly what you need.

By opting for this therapy, it gives you the chance to try an unmedicated approach so you’re not relying on drugs to alleviate your pain.

What’s involved?

To start with, we will take a sample of your blood before putting it in a centrifuge. This works to separate the various components of your blood so they’re able to extract the enriched platelets. Once garnered, your knee is numbed before the returning your enriched platelets to this problematic area.

Are you suffering from constant knee pain? Then it’s time to try PRP injections at our leading clinic in Columbus. Simply call 706-563-3370 to book your appointment.

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