PRP Shots for Knee Arthritis
Herbal Medicine and Cupping Therapy Clinic, F 36, DB Gupta Market, Karol bagh, New Delhi, M 8287833547
There is a huge void in the treatments available for patients who have pain due to degenerative arthritis or cartilage injuries. So what do you do if you are under 50 and have had a steroid injection, Traumeel and maybe some hyaluronic acid for your arthritic knee pain? Do you live with the pain and maybe have surgery some day in the future when it is really bad? What do you do if you are a high level athlete with a meniscus tear or pain due to sports related injuries and you need to compete in a month or two? These are the dilemmas we are seeing every day. This is why these treatments should be looked at a bit more closely. This biological approach to treating injuries is very exciting and holds great promise.
Are PRP Shots for Knee Arthritis Safe?
PRP shots for knee arthritis are relatively safe with no serious complications reported. However, patients should expect some moderate pain and swelling immediately after receiving the injection. Discomfort around the knee joint typically resolves in several days.
Does Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Really Work?
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) continues to be the buzz when treating various musculoskeletal problems. It stimulates the body’s healing response for tissue repair at the site of injury. While the best applications so far are for chronic tendinosis and osteoarthritis, a recent national orthopaedic meeting presented even more positive studies on the effect of PRP in arthritis.
Good candidates for PRP treatment
If you have difficulty coping with the treatments for your joint pain, PRP therapy can reduce your dependence on them. For instance, corticosteroid injections often prove effective at reducing inflammation and pain, but the effects are temporary. While you can have additional injections, there comes a time when the steroids start to cause their own damage.
Taking analgesic medications typically works until you build resistance to the medication, requiring heavier doses or stronger medications. Overuse of opioids is well documented in the media, and relief from chronic pain is a contributor to this crisis.
Joint replacement prostheses have a limited lifespan, typically about 20 years, so if you’re in your 30s or 40s, you may wish to postpone replacement surgery until there’s a better chance you won’t need another replacement down the road. Any of these situations may make PRP treatments attractive.
Dr. Izharul Hasan is a prominent specialist known for his dedicated services from past 15 years. He owns a clinic Herbal Medicine and Cupping Therapy, F 36 DB Gupta Market, Karol bagh, New Delhi where you can get pioneering options of PRP and Mesotherapy treatment for pain management, face and hair in Delhi, India. Dr. Izharul Hasan knows the secrets of anti-aging, the insider tips and tricks on how to achieve healthy, beautiful radiant skin and everything in between. We hope that you have found the information contained in this post interesting. There are a lot more posts on the variety of services and conditions we treat and offer at our clinic. You may still have some questions, so, why not get in touch with us. We will be happy to discuss these with you.