Arthritis is more depleting than many people realize. Sufferers cannot partake in several activities for weeks due to pain, inflammation and stiff joints. Arthritis is a progressive condition that becomes worse over time and significantly impacts lifestyle and work options.
Thankfully, platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) has shown impressive results for many patients who have arthritis. Dr. Steven Struhl and our medical team at Regenerative Orthopaedics offer PRP injections at our clinics in New York.
Arthritis occurs when your joints and other components of your joints break down and wear away. This typically happens over time, making the risk of developing arthritis much higher as you age. However, sometimes breakdown can occur prematurely due to injury or overuse.
What Are PRP Injections?
PRP is an innovative and increasingly popular treatment option for tissue regeneration that uses the patient’s blood. After obtaining blood from the patient, it’s spun in a centrifuge to separate the anti-inflammatory proteins and platelets responsible for healing within the body. The plasma is then sterilized and injected into the affected joint.
PRP produces a powerful and permanent healing response by injecting a concentrated amount of the contents within our blood that heal our body into a joint damaged by arthritis. In addition, PRP injections boost our body’s repair system, concentrating on a specific damaged area.
Quick and Safe Procedure
One of the most admired benefits of PRP injections is that no medications or invasive procedures are required. In addition, the process is quick and safe. A PRP injection can be done in 30 minutes or less, with minimal risk of adverse reactions and almost no downtime.
The procedure may cause slight swelling at the injection site for the first few days. However, as the PRP encourages healing within the joint over the coming weeks, overall inflammation symptoms will decrease.
As a bonus, since PRP therapy uses your blood and not a donor’s, you cannot contract a blood-borne disease. Also, your body will not reject the platelets since they are your own.
PRP Therapy for Arthritis
PRP therapy can help treat several forms of arthritis, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Psoriatic arthritis
Many patients who have completed PRP therapy for arthritis reported improved flexibility and stiffness and a decrease in pain following PRP injections. In addition, the novel therapy enables you to walk and move better, boosting your overall well-being and quality of life.
PRP Therapy in NY
Are you in constant pain due to arthritis? It’s time to end your suffering and take back your life! Contact us at Regenerative Orthopaedics or visit our clinics in White Plains or UES New York City to discuss if PRP injections are right for you. We can schedule your consultation today!