If you haven’t recently been injured in that area but are feeling pain, swelling, and/or stiffness in one or both of your knees, you may have arthritis.
The most prevalent type of arthritis, osteoarthritis, is brought on by the breakdown of the joint’s protecting cartilage. Arthritis is an inflammatory joint ailment. Over a period of years, from usage (such as from participating in a sport), genetics, or both, arthritis can develop.
Virtually every joint in your body can be impacted by this ailment, but the hands and knees are particularly susceptible. Knee arthritis can seriously limit daily tasks including walking, driving, and climbing stairs. If untreated, it can also result in severe disability.
Consider PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection therapy if you want to experience long-term relief from your knee arthritis and you want nonsurgical treatment.
IS PRP FOR KNEE ARTHRITIS EFFECTIVE? HOW DOES IT OPERATE?
Your blood platelets carry growth factors. PRP growth factors from your blood are injected into the wounded area, and according to scientists, this encourages the formation of new cells, which aids in tissue repair.
PRP may be able to assist in reversing tissue damage in this manner. It has yet to be proven safe and effective treatment for knee OA.
A study found that while many research back its usage, many others claim PRP has no impact. At 3, 6, and 12-month follow-ups, the researchers noted the following :
- Pain levels:- PRP injections significantly decreased pain scores at each follow-up appointment when compared to placebos.
- Physical function:- At these follow-ups, PRP markedly enhanced physical function as compared to controls.
- Adverse reactions:- A few persons suffered adverse reactions, but they were no more severe than those brought on by other injection kinds.
Further research is required to evaluate whether PRP can be a valuable treatment for knee OA discomfort.
PRP IS A SAFE AND EFFICIENT KNEE SURGICAL ALTERNATIVE
PRP therapy is effective because it takes advantage of the body’s natural capacity for self-healing. By separating platelets from the patient’s blood and injecting the concentrated solution into the injured area, a doctor can heal the damaged cartilage in an arthritic knee. The natural healing process will be accelerated by doing this, and frequently the issue is sufficiently resolved to prevent the patient from ever needing knee surgery.
Patients with osteoarthritis reported noticeably less pain just one week after receiving PRP treatment, according to research. Over the subsequent six months, they also noticed a continuous decline in their pain, and those who received routine follow-up maintenance injections continued to experience far less knee discomfort than before.
In addition to treating knee arthritis, PRP therapy also cures a wide range of other ailments. Moreover, it helps with tendonitis, ligament sprains, muscle strains, mild muscle and ligament tears, joint pain, and even hair loss. It also helps with arthritis in the hip, shoulder, and ankle joints.
Make a visit to Specialty Care Clinics which specialize in platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. Call us today at (469) 545-9983 to book your appointment.