PRP treatments to relieve joint pain are available at Elevated Health NYC. These treatments seek to address what is causing the pain at the root level, helping promote healing from the ground up within the body.
PRP treatments can be used to relieve many types of joint pain, including:
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
- Hip pain
- Degenerative joint pain
- ACL pain
- Rotator cuff pain
- And more
PRP for Osteoarthritis
One of the most common conditions that can be helped with PRP treatments is osteoarthritis, a degenerative condition that causes excessive wear and tear on the joints (often the knee).
The protective cartilage between the bones gets worn away, leaving patients with a horrible, grating, bone-on-bone sensation when you move.
This disease worsens with time, so while an early diagnosis (in stage 1, 2, or even early 3) will mean a lot of hope for natural treatment options like platelet-rich plasma, waiting until it is late stage 3 or stage 4 might mean a bleaker outlook. Ideally, you want to take advantage of restorative treatments like PRP while there is still a significant amount of cartilage to work with.
Continuing on the example of a knee with osteoarthritis, if the patient were to undergo platelet-rich-plasma injections early enough, the goal would be for the healing components within the injection to work with the body’s natural healing response, encouraging, stimulating, and enhancing the natural repair process. The body would then get to work on repairing damaged cells, and replacing those it couldn’t with fresh, healthy cartilage or other tissue.
What to Expect
The procedure itself is an outpatient procedure that has very little risk or downtime associated with it. The first step is to draw a small sample of your blood, which gets processed in a machine called a centrifuge. This spins it around at high speed to separate the red blood cells from the plasma and the platelets. The serum that is left is golden in color and rich in healing properties like proteins, cytokines, and peptides.
This concentrated and potent platelet-rich plasma is then injected into one or more very specific points within the painful joint. This puts the concentration of the healing potential exactly where it is most needed. From there, the system takes over, working together to heal from within.
Whether it’s neck pain, shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, or other joint pain, the medical team at Elevated Healthy NYC can help. With non-surgical, all-natural options available to help a myriad of painful conditions, we will get you on the road back to the active lifestyle you love.