PRP Treatment for Arthritis Joint Pain

Prp Therapy Ooltewah, TN

Dealing with the pain and inflammation can be debilitating, and finding new treatment isn’t always fun, but PRP treatment offers a way to get some relief from the pain and damage that causes arthritis without taking tons of pills every day or going back and forth to the doctor. Chronic conditions like arthritis and osteoarthritis make performing even the simplest day to day tasks much more difficult and sometimes impossible, so finding a way to get some relief that can give you back your mobility and the ability to do the things you love to do is important for millions of people every day. 

In this post, we are going to talk about PRP treatment or platelet-rich plasma treatment for arthritis, what it is, how it works, and why it is a good option if you’re suffering from ongoing joint pain and limited mobility. 

How platelet-rich plasma therapy works 

Platelet therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that focuses on using the body’s cells to repair the damage that has been done to the body. This type of treatment refers to a method of infusing normal blood with a high concentration of platelets. 

Platelets are a type of cell responsible for the body’s natural repair processes. Platelet-rich plasma therapy works by taking platelets out of our blood from a wide area of the body, taking those platelets and adding them to a smaller batch of blood, thus giving that small batch of blood a massive amount of platelets and injecting that platelet infused blood at the site of an injury. 

This type of treatment has been shown to be successful in treating damage and tears to muscles, tendons, ligaments, and even joints, making it a powerful therapy for those suffering from joint pain as a result of arthritis. 

Injecting the site of the arthritis pain with a dose of platelet-rich plasma supercharges the body’s own healing process and helps to regrow damaged tissue, stop the deterioration of cartilage and provide relief from the body’s inflammatory response. 

As we age, the body’s natural ability to repair itself slows down, and in terms of arthritis pain, the natural deterioration of cartilage causes the body to respond by sending pain signals to the area of the damage. This can be made worse due to injury and degenerative conditions that affect the bones and joints. 

The benefits of PRP therapy over other options

There are a number of ways that a person can try to deal with their arthritis pain that may offer some benefits, but comparatively, platelet therapy offers greater recovery overall. 

For instance, most arthritis medicines offer some relief from the pain and inflammation, but over time as the pain and inflammation grow worse, more medication is needed just to be able to live a normal day-to-day life. 

Supplements are another option that offers minimal benefit as many of them claim to help stop bone degeneration and promote cell growth, but the actual benefit is typically minimal and requires taking large doses every day. 

Each therapy treatment involves a single injection at the site of the pain. Most patients see noticeable results within 4-6 weeks of starting treatment. 

Not only that, platelet therapy has been shown to act on multiple factors that cause arthritis pain. It helps to slow the deterioration of cartilage and stop the inflammatory response but can also help to promote new cartilage growth. 

The treatment has also been shown to improve the body’s natural lubrication between the bones. What this means is that much of the pain from arthritis can be relieved by simply improving the body’s natural lubrication process so that the bones aren’t damaged or inflamed when rubbing against each other, such as in the knee, or hip, or shoulder. 

Lastly, research has shown that over time the treatment works to change the way the pain receptors in the injured part of the body behave so that even if the damage is still there, you will ultimately feel less pain.  

Compared to masking the pain with prescription medication and minimal results from supplements and other pills, platelet treatment offers a way to get real relief from the pain of arthritic joints. Over time, it is possible to improve your condition. 

Ask your doctor about platelet-rich plasma treatment today 

PRP is an effective treatment for many people. If you suffer from joint pain related to arthritis, then now is the time to ask your doctor if this therapy is the right choice for you. Reach out to your doctor to learn more about the solutions that may be available to you. 

Request an appointment here: or call Spine & Joint Regenerative Medicine at (423) 424-1529 for an appointment in our Ooltewah office.

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