The benefits of PRP Joint Injections

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Have you been dealing with pain, swelling, and difficulty in movement because of joint pain?
Have you been finding it hard to keep with your regular activities?

If you’re unsure about the effectiveness of conventional treatment options, it could be time to consider natural solutions - like PRP joint injections.

What is PRP?

PRP is the acronym for Platelet Rich Plasma, a healing serum that doctors develop from your blood. PRP treatment is based on the premise that your body has all the necessary healing elements to repair any damage in the tissues. Doctors extract these elements from your blood and create a concentrated serum. When this serum is injected into the affected joint, it sets off a cascade of repair and also attracts other cells to the treatment site. Platelets, mesenchymal stem cells, chondrocytes, growth factors, dense storage granules, and white blood cells present in PRP work quickly to give you relief from the pain and discomfort.

Why PRP Works for Joint Pain?

Typically, joint pain occurs when the cartilage and synovial fluids cushioning the joint start to wear away. As a result, the ends of your bones rub against each other, causing inflammation and severe discomfort. PRP contains cells that act as building blocks for the cartilage and buffering fluids. Within two to four weeks of entering the affected area, PRP stimulates the growth of new cartilage, so you start to sense relief from the discomfort and have easier movement. PRP also contains serotonin, which is your body’s natural pain relief agent. Further, the calcium present in the serum repairs the eroded bone. So you see, PRP joint injections work as a complete treatment solution.

Why Choose PRP Above Conventional Options?

PRP has several positives over other treatment options like pain medication, massages, and heat treatment. Here’s why:

  • The serum repairs the joint instead of just masking the pain. 

  • Anti-inflammatory drugs lower swelling which is the body’s response to damage. Instead of being beneficial, these medicines delay healing. 

  • In the absence of discomfort, you’ll go about your usual activities resulting in more erosion to the joint.

  • PRP is extracted from your blood, making it a natural treatment option. And, that has only a rare possibility of side effects or allergic reactions. Your tissues recognize familiar cells, accept the treatment, and respond better to it. 

  • The effectiveness of PRP makes it far more economical than conventional options, both in terms of lost working days and the total cost of medicines, pain ointments, and even, surgery.

How PRP Treatment Proceeds?

PRP is a simple lunchtime procedure that takes 30 to 45 minutes. When you arrive at the clinic, doctors take a small 10mL sample of your blood and spin it in a centrifugal machine. They further refine it to get a straw-colored serum that is injected into the affected joint. You’ll likely see results within 4 weeks and patients talk about having a better quality of life for 12 months or more. 

If you’re looking for a natural healing option that gives you effective results without the risk of side effects, PRP could be the best solution out there.

Palm Springs Pure Health offers Naturopathic services such as medical grade nutritional supplements through IV (intravenous) therapy, injections, PRP joint treatment, ozone therapy, PRP injection therapy, genomic medicine, stem cell therapy, hormone replacement therapy, Naturopathic medical consultation, chelation therapy, specialty laboratory testing, homeopathy, and naturopathic oncology consultation. Contact us today to get your health back on track.

Corey King