One of the most common causes of degenerative joint disease in osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis affects the load bearing joints especially the hips and knees. Osteoarthritis can also be found in the back, ankles, wrists, fingers, shoulders, elbows, and toes. The pain comes when bones are rubbing against each other. The bone changes shape causing pain.
Symptoms of Osteoarthritis
- Bone spurs
- Bone Spur
There is no one single factor for arthritis. Some of the accumulating effects can be age, family history, and overuse. Osteoarthritis is usually diagnosed with a physical exam by your doctor along with x-rays, MRI’s or joint aspiration. Treatments range from corticosteroid injections to PRP/Prolotherapy.
Although corticosteroid injections can take the pain away, it can also lead to thinning of the bones. There is a limit to how many corticosteroid injections you can get. Other treatments included over the counter pain relievers or prescription pain relievers.
Stem Cells and PRP for Arthritis
We are now finding that using stem cells or PRP are the best methods for arthritis pain treatment.
With PRP there is little to no downtime. These procedures are minimally invasive injections to the area of treatment performed in the office.
What Does PRP Do?
PRP contains healing properties isolated from your own blood. With prolotherapy PRP treatments we can stop inflammation, stimulate new cartilage growth, reduce pain, and increase lubrication.
Who Can Get PRP Done for Arthritis?
Anyone can get PRP injections for arthritis. There is no downtime because there are no interactions with your bodies own blood. Being a minimally invasive procedure, there are minimal side effects. The treatment results vary from person to person. It’s different for everyone. Sometimes PRP works best with a combination of exercise, diet, and herbal supplements.
Come in for a Consultation Today.
If you suffer from arthritis pain, schedule a consultation today. At Burns Integrative Wellness Center, we will work with you to determine the procedures and lifestyle changes that can help get you back on track and enjoying life again.Schedule Appointment Online623-252-0376