When damage occurs to joint components, pain and mobility issues can follow. Arthritis can continue to deteriorate the joint, causing ongoing discomfort and functionality problems. Joint preservation treatments can allow healing to occur, reducing the inflammation, pain and function issues. One option offered by Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds’ practice is platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, treatments.
Platelet-rich plasma has been used for decades for its medicinal healing benefit. Derived from the patient’s blood, PRP can be introduced into areas to help stimulate healing and reduce inflammation. The process involves retrieving blood from the patient and sending it through a centrifuge to filter out the red blood cells. This leaves a concentrated substance high in platelets, white blood cells and plasma, a serum that contains growth factors and other healing elements.
Arthritis Pain Reduction with PRP Injections
Once PRP is filtered and purified from a patient’s blood, it can be reintroduced to the body for healing. In joint preservation treatments, it can help with tissue regeneration and healing injuries to the joint components. PRP is used in conjunction with many joint preservation treatments, or it can be used on its own to help with arthritis and other degenerative joint conditions. PRP is injected directly into the tissues, impacting tendons, cartilage, ligaments and other factors.
PRP is a safe and effective option in joint preservation and managing arthritis. There are no negative side effects or risks of adverse reactions since PRP is derived from the patient’s blood.
If you have been suffering from arthritis in your joints or other joint injuries, PRP treatments may offer relief and accelerated healing properties. You can contact the office of Dr. Reynolds in San Jose to schedule a consultation to discuss PRP injections and other innovative treatments for relieving joint pain and preserving joint function.