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Obtain Long-Term Relief From Joint Pain With PRP Injections

Doctor doing stem cell therapy on a patient knee after the injury using syringe with needle. Treating joint pain with platelet-rich plasma injection. Treatment of arthritis and osteoarthritis.

You may experience joint pain due to fatigue, which resolves after adequate rest, or due to injuries and chronic diseases which require medical intervention. If left untreated, joint pain can significantly affect the quality of your life. Fortunately, you can obtain long-term relief from Las Vegas PRP, a non-invasive treatment for joint pain.

What should you consult your provider about joint pain?

Joint pain refers to the pain and discomfort in your joints, preventing you from moving comfortably. Joints consist of tendons, cartilage, bones, muscles, and ligaments, prone to wear and tear due to old age or injury. You may experience joint pain in your elbows, wrists, hips, fingers, knees, shoulders, toes, and ankles.

Other symptoms associated with joint pain include stiffness, persistent pain, reduced range in motion, swelling, and redness. If you experience ongoing pain that worsens over time, you should consider seeing a doctor. If your joint is also deformed, suddenly swells, or you hear a popping sound when you move, it may help if you went for an accurate diagnosis.

If left untreated, the symptoms may flare up, resulting in permanent deformations and damages. If you have mild joint pain that is not frequent, it is okay to treat it with home remedies.

What are the causative factors of joint pain?

Joint pain can affect anyone regardless of age, but it is often common in older adults.

Several medical conditions can contribute to joint pain. They include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ligament or tendon damage, strains or sprains, fibromyalgia, gout, cancer, and joint dislocations. You might sustain injuries due to chronic diseases, car accidents, poor nutrition, or when playing sports. Being overweight can also result in joint pain due to the extreme pressure on the joints of your hips and knees. A family history of chronic diseases can also increase your chances of developing joint pain.

How can your doctor diagnose joint pain?

The professional team at Modern uses cutting-edge diagnostic equipment to determine the underlying cause of your joint pain. Your provider may evaluate your vital signs, review your health history and analyze your symptoms. A comprehensive physical exam enables them to confirm their diagnosis. The team may also recommend ultrasounds, MRIs, joint fluid testing, CT scans, and blood tests if necessary.

How can platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treat joint pain?

After determining the underlying cause of your joint discomfort, your doctor may create a treatment plan that may include PRP injections to speed up the healing process. The growth factors in your platelets promote tissue regeneration, alleviating your joint pain.

Additionally, PRP injections stimulate joint lubrication and reduce joint pain and inflammation. Joint lubrication reduces joint stiffness and restores the functioning of your joints. Platelet-rich plasma is still an experimental treatment, but medical research shows many patients experience more benefits than side effects. The side effects are minimal because your doctor uses your blood to concentrate the platelets, reducing the risk of rejection by your body.

Other joint pain treatments include surgery, prescription medications, physical therapy, and regenerative medicine. To explore the benefits of PRP injections, call the Modern Wellness Clinic office today or schedule an appointment online.