If you are over the age of 60 and suffer from osteoarthritis, you are one of millions dealing with this chronic and degenerative condition. OA occurs most frequently in the hands, hip, and knees, leading to reduced range of motion and ongoing pain. Until now, no treatment was capable of offering significant OA pain relief while also addressing the root cause of the problem.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy have made older and less effective treatment methods obsolete. They have revolutionized the treatment of OA by providing a safe, natural, and powerful way to not only reduce OA symptoms, but address its root cause as well.
For seniors who want to improve their joint health and range of motion without being exposed to the risks of surgery, PRP and stem cell therapy are great alternatives.
How Does PRP Address Knee Pain?
PRP contains a concentrated level of platelets that are drawn and spun from your own blood. Once the concentrated collection of platelets are suspended into a small amount of plasma, they are injected into the knee to target the injury or degeneration causing pain. Over time, the potent growth factors and proteins in PRP stimulate tissue to heal and regenerate in a way the body wouldn’t be able to do on its own.
In clinical trials, knees treated with one or two PRP injections enjoyed a reduction of pain and stiffness, as well as improvement in knee function. MRIs also showed that the degenerative process had not progressed any further once the PRP took effect.
Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Pain
PRP is used to supplement stem cell therapy as well. Adult stem cells exist in large numbers in bone marrow and fat cells where they function as natural healers with nearly limitless capabilities. When adult stem cells are harvested from the body and injected into a knee with OA, they begin to regenerate new tissue. PRP directs the stem cells and stimulates them to unleash their healing potential.
If you are tired of relying on inefficient or dangerous methods to relieve your OA symptoms, call Regenerative Orthopedic Institute to schedule your RegenaJoint treatment. RegenaJoint is a simple one-hour treatment that harnesses the power of PRP and stem cells to improve pain and function in the knee. Results can be felt after just a few weeks, with maximum results forming after 2 to 3 months!
Call (813) 868-1659 to make your appointment today.