If you’re suffering from knee pain, elbow pain, or other joint pain, there are non-surgical treatment options available that can effectively get you out of pain. Before heading down a one-way path to a lifetime of prescription medicines, or expensive and painful surgery, consider all of your options for treatment. Non-surgical joint pain treatments have the incredible ability to heal your pain at the source in order to provide healing that lasts.
What Causes Joint Pain?
In order to treat your pain at the source, we need to first look at the cause. Joint pain can be caused by so many factors. It is commonly a result of degenerative conditions, such as osteoarthritis, or injuries - both new and old.
In its simplest terms, most joint pain is caused by damage done to the tissue in that area. Cartilage, tendons, muscles, ligaments, and surrounding tissue all rely on one another to work together and pull off a seamless, painless movement.
When one of these has been damaged, or is missing cellular tissue, a lot of problems can occur. One of the worst examples of this is when a knee loses the protective cushion in between the bones - cartilage - due to osteoarthritis.
As this condition worsens with time, the bones begin to grind on one another, and even the simplest motions become unbearable. Many people have to give up their favorite pastimes, not to mention their livelihood, when their everyday motions are inhibited.
Traditional medicine focuses on easing the pain you’re experiencing to make your everyday life more bearable. That is a welcome relief to the constant pain many suffering from joint pain experience, but it does nothing to treat the problem at its root. Surgery is a traditional doctor’s only recourse, which has its own risks, downtime, cost, and possible side effects.
There is hope to end your joint pain naturally, without surgery or pain medication. At Allcare Medical & Injury, we offer several treatments that are non-surgical options for joint pain.
Treatments for Painful Joints
Platelet-rich Plamsa (or PRP) harnesses the body's incredible ability to heal itself from injury and boosts that by flooding it with the vital growth factors that gives the patient what’s needed to repair the damaged tissue and grow new, healthy tissue.
PRP injections starts with you (the patient). This substance is sourced from your own blood. A sample is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to isolate the components of your blood, and a concentrated serum of the most powerful material and is then injected into the problematic joint.
These platelets and growth factors act as a boost to your ability to heal, and spur on the reparation of damaged tissue, and creation of new, healthy tissue.
To find out if you are a candidate for non-surgical joint pain relief, contact our multidisciplinary medical clinic today for your complimentary consultation.