Chronic knee pain can be a significant burden on those who suffer from it. While surgery may be viewed as the only option to reduce pain, it is invasive and poses serious risks.
Fortunately, platelet-rich plasma injections offer a natural alternative to surgery that can reduce pain and improve knee function. Let’s explore the benefits of platelet-rich plasma treatments for chronic knee pain.
The Process of Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a natural component of blood that helps with clotting and healing. PRP therapy is a process that involves drawing a small sample of the patient’s blood and separating the platelets from the red and white blood cells using a centrifuge.
The extracted platelets are then injected into the affected area of the knee to target cartilage regeneration and accelerate the body’s natural healing process.
The injection process is relatively simple and takes less than an hour. A local anesthetic may be used to numb the area before the injections. Most patients report little to no discomfort during the process.
Common causes of knee pain treated with PRP:
- Wear and tear
- Knee bursitis
- Torn meniscus
- Excess weight
- Damaged cartilage
- Sprains and Strains
- Inflammation due to injury
Each of these causes can result in chronic pain that affects the quality of life of those who suffer from them.
PRP therapy is safe, minimally invasive, and a natural alternative to painkillers and surgery.
Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment
Platelet-rich plasma injections offer several benefits for patients with chronic knee pain.
- A natural alternative to risky and invasive surgeries. Since the plasma comes from the patient’s body, there is virtually no risk of allergic reactions, infections, or rejection of the plasma.
- Accelerates the body’s natural healing process. The growth factors present in platelets aid in healing blood vessel injuries and target cartilage regeneration. This can accelerate the natural healing process and reduce the need for surgery.
- Have been shown to provide long-term relief from chronic knee pain. Patients have reported a significant reduction or depletion of pain within six-to-twelve weeks after their first injection. The injections offer long-term results and can improve knee function.
Platelet-rich plasma injections offer a natural alternative to surgery for patients suffering from chronic knee pain.
This minimally invasive treatment can reduce pain and improve knee function, allowing patients to avoid the risks and long recovery periods associated with surgery.
If you experience chronic knee pain, contact Acworth Wellness Center at (770) 974-2405 to discuss your alternatives. With the benefits of PRP therapy, patients can experience relief from knee pain and improve their quality of life.