Knee pain is one of the most common complaints we hear from our patients regardless of age. If not treated properly, it can have a severe impact on everyday activities and long-term mobility. Our knees are put through a tremendous amount of stress in our lifetime and eventually the muscles, joints, and tendons can become strained, making us more susceptible to injuries.
If you have suffered a sports-related injury, auto accident, or have chronic pain from arthritis, tendonitis, or degeneration, surgery may seem like your only option for relief. While surgery is often recommended to those with knee pain, it may not actually be the best solution.
Surgical procedures are quite invasive and have a substantial amount of down time for recovery. Not everyone is able to stay off their feet for weeks or months at a time. Prescription drugs are also often recommended by many doctors to manage pain symptoms, but they can become addictive or simply mask the symptoms indicative of a bigger problem. Neither of these options can guarantee the actual underlying problem will be fixed.
So why go through all that trouble only to continue dealing with knee pain? Well, most people don't realize that there are alternative solutions to surgery that have long-lasting results and can get to the core of the problem causing the pain.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma and How Can It Help Relieve Pain?
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) is also an effective pain relief treatment that involves extracting a sample of the patient’s own blood. Once the sample is collected, it is placed in a centrifuge, which is used to separate the plasma from the rest of the sample, and that plasma is then re-injected into the knee. Because the plasma has a high concentration of platelets, and because this treatment is derived from your own blood, it is able to accelerate the body's natural response to heal the damaged area with little to no risk of rejection.
- Torn ligaments
- MCL or ACL tears
- Dislocated kneecaps (displaced from proper position often sports related)
- Arthritis (Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, or bursitis)
- Tendonitis (chronic small tears causing inflammation)
- Sprains or strains
- Knee joint pain
- Runners knee
- Torn meniscus
- And many more
You don’t have to continue living with knee pain, or use symptom-masking drugs to avoid invasive surgery. Regenerative medicine treatments can offer you long-lasting relief and get you back to enjoying your life. These procedures have shown significant results for patients who have been suffering from severe knee pain. Call us today for a free consultation to learn more about your pain relief options (518) 380-2432.